(July 24, 2019) The New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters (NHAB) has awarded $17,000 worth of scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year, including its Student Broadcaster Scholarships, Families in Broadcasting Scholarships and the Al Sprague Memorial Scholarship.
The Broadcaster Scholarships are given to young men and women pursuing a career in broadcasting, journalism, or a related field, while enrolled in a two or four-year accredited school. Recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular and community involvement and an essay about their interest in broadcasting. The recipients and their families were honored in a presentation at WMUR-TV on July 24, 2019. NHAB Executive Director Tracy Caruso awarded the $2,500 Student Broadcast Scholarship to:
- Angelique Inchierca, Derry (Multimedia Journalism/Broadcast Journalism major, Keene State College)
- Lance Legere, Gorham (Communications major, Southern New Hampshire University)
- Drew Hallett (Communications, Video Production and Sports broadcasting, Husson University)
- Skylar Hamilton (Journalism, University of New Hampshire)
A $5,000 Al Sprague Memorial Scholarship was given to Katherine MacDonald who continues her Television, Radio and Film education at Syracuse University. Katherine has won NHAB scholarships for four consecutive years.
Additionally, four students were chosen to receive $500 Families in Broadcasting Scholarships, created in 2013 to aid NHAB members as their children pursue higher education. Scholarships were awarded to Henry Lavoie, attending George Washington University (son of Rebecca Lavoie, NHPR); Abigail Mitchell, attending UNH (daughter of Daniel Mitchell, Monadnock Radio Group); Eleanor Lange, attending URI (daughter of Lucy Lange, iHeart Media) and Laurel Breen, attending Merrimack College (daughter of Jim Breen, WMUR-TV).