The Ennes Educational Foundation Trust has awarded four scholarships for 2015. Winners were chosen from applications received by July 1, 2015, from the previous 12 months.
The Harold E. Ennes Scholarship, Robert D. Greenberg Scholarship and John H. Battison Founder’s Scholarship are awarded to individuals interested in continuing or beginning their education in broadcast engineering and technology. The Youth Scholarship is specifically for a graduating high school senior interested in broadcast engineering as a career. Each scholarship awarded this year is for $1,500.
This year the Harold E. Ennes Scholarship recipient is John Pooley from Boston. Pooley is a student at Emerson College in Boston studying studio television production with a focus on broadcast engineering. He would like to work as a news photographer/editor/engineer and has experience in news, live event, and corporate video production. John is also an Eagle Scout, a Certified Archery Coach, and a shodan black belt.
Receiving the Robert Greenberg Scholarship is Clifford White from Tyler, TX. During the summer of 2015, White worked as a broadcast engineer at Radio Esperanza in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He now does freelance radio broadcast engineering work while studying electrical engineering at LeTourneau University in Longview, TX.
The John H. Battison Founder’s Scholarship has been awarded to Patrick Wright of Madison, WI. Wright is currently enrolled the Illinois Institute of Technology in Bronzeville, IL, and studying computer engineering. His broadcast engineering experience includes work for Newsweb Radio Corporation and WLS. He currently works part-time at WCPT-AM/FM.
Elaine Phillips received the Youth Scholarship. She is a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She previously attended Harvard Extension School. Legally blind, she aspires to use technology to enrich lives, especially for disabled people. She is interested in studying electrical engineering to make TV broadcasts more accessible to the blind.
SBE President Joe Snelson, CPBE, 8-VSB, said, “The Society of Broadcast Engineers, through the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust, is honored to reward these deserving candidates with the Ennes Scholarships to support their education in broadcast engineering.”
The Society of Broadcast Engineers is the professional organization of television and radio engineers and those in related fields. The SBE has more than 5,100 members in 114 chapters across the United States and in Hong Kong. There are also members in more than 30 other countries. Most chapters meet monthly and offer educational programs and an opportunity to network with other engineers. The SBE offers the largest and most recognized certification program for broadcast engineers, operators and technicians, with more than 4,500 certifications currently active.
The Harold Ennes Scholarship Fund Trust was initiated by Indianapolis Chapter 25 in 1980 in memory of Harold E. Ennes, author of many textbooks for broadcast and broadcast-related communications training and a member of the Indianapolis chapter. Ennes was a member of the SBE’s national Certification Committee and made many contributions to the early development of the Certification Program. To encourage greater growth, the Scholarship Trust was transferred by Chapter 25 to the SBE national organization to administer in 1981. The name of the Trust was changed in 1995 to the “Harold Ennes Educational Foundation Trust” to fully embrace its expanded role.