The Ennes Educational Foundation Trust has awarded four scholarships for 2016. Winners were chosen from applications received by July 1, 2016, 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 Michael Frushour from Brookfield, IL. Frushour is a student at Columbia College in Chicago studying television production. His introduction to broadcasting was via a television production course offered at his high school. After his sophomore year, he applied some of his college knowledge by helping his high school update its facilities from analog to digital. He plans to pursue a career in live sports production.
Receiving the Robert Greenberg Scholarship is James Copeland from Wichita, KS. He is starting his junior year at Kansas Sate University studying broadcasting. He is currently the program director and student engineer at K-State’s student-run radio station. On the side, he collects classic Heathkit and Collins radios.
The John H. Battison Founder’s Scholarship has been awarded to Clifford White from Tyler, TX. Obtaining his Amateur Extra Class license at age 14, his ham radio acquaintances who worked in broadcasting introduced him to the big leagues of radio. During the summer of 2015, White is freelance radio broadcast engineer in East Texas and studies electrical engineering at LeTourneau University in Longview, TX.
Ruth Willet of Lawrenceville, GA, received the Youth Scholarship. She recently graduated from high school and plans to attend Kettering College in Michigan with a double major in mechanical engineering and engineering physics. She is an active amateur radio operator and was introduced to broadcast engineering through contacts with other amateur operators.
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.