The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

Ennes Scholarships

Each year, the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust offers scholarships to deserving candidates who aspire to a career in the technical aspects of broadcasting. Scholarship awards are used for tuition, room and board or textbook costs at post-secondary educational institutions, or for other technical training programs approved by the Scholarship Committee. Preference will be given to applicants who are SBE members; however, any individuals otherwise eligible, including graduating high school seniors, are encouraged to apply. Scholarships within the program include:

  • John H. Battison SBE Founder’s Scholarship (open to anyone)
  • Harold E. Ennes Scholarship (open to anyone)
  • Youth Scholarship (specifically for graduating high school seniors)
  • Robert D. Greenberg Scholarship (open to anyone)
  • Gino Ricciardelli Scholarship (open to anyone)

Applicants must complete and submit this application to be considered for a scholarship. In 2024, the Trust anticipates awarding five $2,500 scholarships, depending on available funds. Applicants are limited to one scholarship award per year. At the end of the Award Term (July 1 – June 30), recipients will be expected to submit a technical paper of 400-500 words on a broadcast-engineering topic of their choice for potential use in an SBE publication.

Donations to the scholarship fund can be sent to the SBE National Office. Please note which scholarship you would like your donation to be applied, or if you want it to be applied to the general fund.

Scholarship applications must be filed each year by July 1. Announcement of the recipients will be made by August 1, with grants available for the fall semester of the same year.

To apply, submit the application either with the PDF link or the online form below.

Ennes Scholarship Application PDF

To be eligible for Ennes or Greenberg Scholarships, candidates must have a career interest in technical aspects of broadcasting. These scholarships are typically awarded to applicants who have some work experience in broadcast engineering and who are interested in continuing their education in order to advance their careers. Preference is given to those who are employed at least part-time in broadcast engineering and to those who are SBE Members.

To be eligible for the Youth Scholarship, candidates must be in their senior year of high school, anticipating graduation by the spring of 2024. Candidates must intend to enroll at a technical school, college or university in the fall of 2024. They must have a serious interest in pursuing studies leading to a career in broadcast engineering or closely related technical field.

The John H. Battison Founder’s Scholarship and the Gino Ricciardelli Scholarship are available to graduating high school seniors or those already actively employed in the broadcast engineering field. Either criteria described above, may apply to this scholarship.

Rules of Fund Distribution: Scholarship announcements will be made in July. Recipients will present their Letter of Award to the educational institution he or she plans to attend. The educational institution shall contact the SBE for verification of the award. Upon completion of admission, the educational institution shall invoice the Ennes Trust for the total amount of the award. The entire award must be paid within one academic year.