PLYMOUTH, NH – Austin Tallman of Plymouth has been named the first recipient of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) Lineworker Scholarship.

Tallman, a 2020 graduate of Plymouth Regional High School, will use the $2,500 award as he pursues his career at Northwest Lineman College  in Edgewater, Florida.

Tallman first considered a career in electrical line work after a presentation at his high school by NHEC lineworkers.

“Austin demonstrated in his scholarship application that he is a hard worker and is truly dedicated to pursuing a career in the industry,” said Sara Thielbar, head of the NHEC search committee. “We wish him luck in his training and career.”