You Can Honor Someone by Naming a

Scholarship for Them.

The Nexstar Legacy Foundation Scholarship Committee has developed a new opportunity for donors to be a part of the scholarship program. Donors may give a scholarship branded with their designated name to students entering the plumbing, HVAC or electrical fields. The scholarship will be promoted throughout the industry using this designated name.

The minimum commitment to be a part of this program is $5,000.

The foundation currently has five scholarship programs to choose from:

Business Management Scholarships

  • Given to students seeking four-year university degrees.
  • Includes students seeking degrees in business management, mechanical engineering, marketing or other business function related to running a HVAC, plumbing, or electrical business.
  • This scholarship is provided for one academic year – September through May – with disbursement in September and January.

Technician/Service Provider Scholarships

  • Given to students in two- or four-year programs focused on becoming technicians or service providers in the HVAC, plumbing, or electrical fields.
  • Includes students training to become a service technician or installer for an HVAC, electrical, or plumbing company.
  • Students are awarded this scholarship each year of their program, up to four years.

Technician/Service Provider Apprentice Scholarships

  • Given to students in two-year training programs such as apprenticeship programs.
  • Includes students training to become service technicians or installers for HVAC, plumbing, or electrical companies.
  • This scholarship is provided one time and is awarded in the spring and fall of the year.


  • For continuing education, and is awarded throughout the year.
  • Includes anyone working in the HVAC, plumbing, or electrical home service industry who would like to receive additional training.

Troops to Trades Scholarships

A named scholarship can also be given as part of our Troops to Trades program which helps military veterans transition into careers in the service industry.  Click here for more details on the program.


Current Donor Named Scholarships Include:

Jill Pomroy Reed Scholarship: $2,000

Frank J. Blau, Jr. Scholarship: $7,000

John J. MacGregor Scholarship: $10,000

Jim “Buddha” Potts Scholarship : $10,000+


Past Donor Named Scholarships Include:

George Brazil Scholarship: $5,000

This scholarship is offered for the 2012 year only.

George Brazil started as a plumbing contractor on the West Coast and built one of the largest franchise operations in the plumbing industry, George Brazil Services, which continues in operation today.  George was an early forerunner of advanced technician training, flat rate pricing, standardized trucks and procedures, and guerilla marketing.  He was also an original founder of C2000 with Frank Blau, which later became Nexstar Network.  George currently operates a plumbing, hvac and electrical company in Phoenix, AZ, at the age of 84.


Barnett Scholarship: $5,000

This scholarship is offered for the 2012 year only.

Barnett is a proud Nexstar Strategic Partner and industry-ranked as one of the nation’s leading distributors of over 40,000 Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC products. For over 50 years, Barnett has been committed to serving the professional contractor. In addition to our vast products, we offer business solutions to help maximize profit potential by reducing inventory costs, decreasing inventory shrinkage, and realize savings through product standardization & vendor consolidation.

Donations are needed to ensure this program continues to provide for students.