$150,000 In Scholarships Are Available in 2016
The Nexstar Legacy Foundation offers scholarships for students planning to become an HVAC technician, Electrician or Plumber and work in the residential service industry. Individuals can use the scholarship funding for a technical school program or to attend a training at a specialty technical training facility.
>Technician level scholarships are available ongoing throughout 2016: $1,000 each
>AO Smith and Barnett scholarship available soon, amount $5,000 each
>Training grants and scholarships available for veterans looking to enter the trades available year round, amounts vary.
Why A Career in Residential Service?
Residential Service companies are usually small- to mid-sized companies that provide service inside the customers home, fixing electrical problems, furnaces or air conditioners and plumbing. These careers are professional and lucrative. Many residential service companies are family run, with excellent work environments and generous benefits. The career opportunities in this industry are plentiful and work can be found in every community nation-wide. Residential service salaries can be excellent, averaging around $50,000 but can reach six figures for a skilled technician who has excellent customer service skills. To learn more about these careers click here.
Intent of the Scholarship Program
The intent of the scholarship program is to bring talent into, and enhance and train existing talent, in the industries of plumbing, HVAC, and electric. A variety of scholarships are available at all levels of the industry, including scholarships for individuals who are planning to run or work in management at a businesses in this industry, individuals who are working on their technical degrees and special training opportunities for veterans.
We have several different scholarship applications that are open at different times of the year. Scholarships are available to qualified individuals interested in entering, or currently working in, the plumbing, HVACR and/or electrical fields. Students must be legal residents or a citizen of the USA, Canada, Australia or the Cayman Islands.
Since 2006, the foundation has given away scholarships totaling $150,000.