NH Students receive Broadcast Scholarships

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From left, Katherine MacDonald, Ella Lange, Jessica Langlois, James Thornby, Isabella Branham, Lance Legere, Angelique Inchierca. Courtesy Photo

MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters has awarded $17,000-worth of scholarships for the 2018-2019 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 11, 2018. NHAB Executive Director, Tracy Caruso awarded the $2,500 Student Broadcast Scholarship to:

  • Angelique Inchierca, Derry, Multimedia Journalism/Broadcast Journalism major, Keene State College
  • Jessica Langlois, Goffstown, Atmospheric Science and Electronic Journalism Arts major, Northern Vermont University
  • Isabella Branham, Conway, Broadcast Journalism major, Elon University
  • Lance Legere, Gorham, Communications major, Southern New Hampshire University.

A $5,000 Al Sprague Memorial Scholarship was given to Katherine MacDonald who continues her Television, Radio and Film education at Syracuse University. Katherine was a scholarship recipient last year.

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”

  • James Thornby attending SNHU (son of Peggy James, Manchester Radio Group);
  • Sydney Mitchell attending UNH (daughter of Daniel Mitchell, Monadnock Radio Group);
  • Eleanor Lange attending URI (daughter of Lucy Lange, iHeart Media)
  • Marissa Ford attending UVM (daughter of Janet Ford, iHeart Media)

About NHAB

Established in 1954, the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters is the only voluntary, statewide trade organization serving the Granite State’s over-the-air radio and television stations. The Association assists its members with general and broadcast-specific business challenges and facilitates networking with fellow broadcasters. The NHAB promotes broadcasting as a viable and exciting career choice by offering annual scholarships and maintaining an online Job Bank for individuals searching for a career in radio or television. Visit www.nhab.org for more information.