Huskers awarded Nebraska Broadcasters Association Scholarships

Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 12:45pm

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association awarded two Huskers $2,000 scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year on March 28.

Current undergraduate students at designated colleges and universities in Nebraska enrolled in radio or television broadcasting or broadcast journalism programs are eligible for NBA scholarships.

"These students are our future. The NBA is honored to support and award these scholarships," said Shannon Booth, NBA board chairperson and vice president and general manager at Gray Media Group. "We congratulate these students for their hard work and dedication to this exciting field. The future is bright for broadcasters."

Hayden Hauge is a sophomore broadcasting, journalism and English triple major from Ravenna. Following her anticipated graduation in May 2026, Hauge aspires to become a television director/producer, using her storytelling skills to captivate audiences globally. 

Harmon Johnsen is a sophomore broadcasting and sports media and communication double major from Sutherland. Following his anticipated graduation in May of 2027, Johnsen aspires to ultimately become a sports broadcaster doing play-by-play for a Major League Baseball team.

"We are thankful to the Nebraska Broadcasters Association members for their unwavering support of aspiring broadcasters in Nebraska," said Shari Veil, Jane T. Olson Dean of the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications. "They are shaping the future of broadcasting in Nebraska through their commitment to the next generation of media professionals."

The NBA and NBA Foundation have awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships since 1977. To learn more about the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, visit

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Hayden Hague (left), sophomore, broadcasting, journalism and English; Harmon Johnsen, sophomore, broadcasting and sports media and communication