The New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-2016 Student Broadcaster Scholarships, Families in Broadcasting Scholarships and the Al Sprague Memorial Scholarship.
Student Broadcaster Scholarships are given to students pursuing a career in over-the-air broadcasting and enrolled in a broadcast program at a two or four-year accredited school. Five New Hampshire residents were chosen from among many applicants, to receive the $2,500 scholarship. Winners were chosen based on financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular and community involvement and an essay about their interest in broadcasting.
The Student Broadcaster Scholarship recipients and their families were honored in a presentation at WMUR-TV on July 9, 2015. NHAB Board member and WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett handed out $2,500 scholarships to Cameron Rogers of Nashua, a student at the University of Maryland; Lauren Fox from Nashua, a student at Emerson College and Fiona Shea, a student at Bennington College from Warner. Lee resident Peter Dubois, a student at Keene State and Michael Carter of Bedford were also scholarship winners but unable to attend the presentation.
Additionally, five New Hampshire students were chosen to receive a $500 Families in Broadcasting Scholarship, which was created in 2013 to aid NHAB members as their children pursue higher education. Scholarships were presented to Corina Chao attending American University, daughter of Steven Chao, Director of Studio Technology at NHPTV; Michelle Cox, attending Southern New Hampshire University, daughter of Monadnock Radio Group General Manager Bob Cox; Mariah Mitchell, attending Syracuse University, daughter of Dan Mitchell, Program Director and Host at WKBK-AM; Kayla Sandford, attending Regent University, daughter of Neil Sanford, General Manager at WVKJ-FM; and Molly McKay, attending the University of New Hampshire, daughter of Peter McKay, Production Manager at WMUR-TV.
For the seventh year, an additional scholarship was awarded in memory of the late Al Sprague, former President of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters. The $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Ellen Garnett of Exeter, who is attending Simmons College.