Three incoming freshmen awarded Nebraska Broadcasters Association Scholarships

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 12:45pm

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation (NBAF) is awarding $1,000 scholarships to four Nebraska high school seniors with plans to earn a broadcasting-related degree and aspirations to work in broadcasting.

The applications were reviewed by a panel of Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA) board members, resulting in the following students earning a scholarship for their studies. Three of the students will attend UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Lacie Hartman from Aquinas Catholic High School in David City will double major in broadcasting and sports media and communication.

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Levi Ottman from Grand Island Northwest High School will double major in journalism and sports media and communication.

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Ellen Pham from Papillion-La Vista High School will major in broadcasting and specialize in media production.

Graham Kahlandt from Boone Central High School in Albion will attend the University of Nebraska – Kearney to pursue a degree in sports communication.     

“The NBA is proud to recognize Nebraska High School Seniors who have shown interest in the broadcast industry as they prepare to begin college,” NBA Board Chairman Dennis Brown, president/general manager of KBPY/KCSR – Chadron, said. 

“On behalf of the NBA Board of Directors, I am excited to announce our four scholarship recipients for 2023. Supporting our high school students planning to pursue a career in broadcasting will continue to be an important part of our mission. These are our future leaders in radio and television.”

The NBAF also offers scholarships to assist students enrolled in radio and/or television broadcasting or broadcast journalism educational programs at colleges, universities or technical colleges in Nebraska. Over $300,000 in scholarships has been awarded by the NBA and NBAF since the NBA first began a scholarship program in 1977.

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization supporting the interests of FCC-licensed AM, FM & TV member stations throughout Nebraska, and is the second-oldest state broadcast association in America.