Emily Reigart / 09.12.2012 03:08PM
Scholarship Named for SBE Founder
Trust seeks to advance Battison
The founder of
the Society of Broadcast Engineers, John H. Battison, P.E., CPBE, who passed
away Aug. 28, is being memorialized with the creation of a scholarship in his
The John H. Battison SBE Founder's Scholarship will be presented to an
applicant who seeks to enter or advance in the field of broadcast engineering.
This announcement came from the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust on what
would have been Battison's 97th birthday.
The trust, which represents the nonprofit arm of the SBE, is adding the
scholarship to several others it awards annually. This scholarship recognizes
that it was Battison's vision for a professional organization dedicated to the
broadcast engineer that caused in the formation of the SBE in 1964. Battison
served as the new organization's steering committee chairman and then as its
The scholarship will be awarded to selected applicants who are currently in the
broadcast engineering field and seek to expand their knowledge in media
technology, or to a graduating high school senior who plans a career in
broadcast engineering and will be attending a college, university or technical
"John Battison had a vision of an organization that would provide station
engineers with technical education they could use in their work everyday,”
President of the SBE Ralph Hogan said. “I can't think of a better way to
memorialize him than through a scholarship that will help young engineers
advance their technical knowledge in our business."
Applications for the
John H. Battison SBE Founder's Scholarship will be available by October 1,
2012 and can be obtained on the organization’s website. The annual deadline for
all Ennes Scholarships is July 1 with the announcement of the recipients made
by the end of July.