Wayne V Black Scholarship
Wayne V. Black
In 2006, the Board of Directors of the Energy
Telecommunications & Electrical Association established the Wayne V.
Black Scholarship Award. It was with great sadness that in the fall of
2011, ENTELEC mourned the loss of Mr. Black. The scholarship has been
renamed the “Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award”.
Mr. Black, a former partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Keller
and Heckman LLP, graduated from the University of Missouri in 1959. He
began his career at the firm as a Federal Communications Commission
licensing specialist, before receiving his law degree from the George
Washington University and becoming an attorney in 1964. From 1964 until
his retirement in 2007, Mr. Black represented oil and gas companies,
electric utilities and others before the FCC and elsewhere on a wide
variety of telecommunications matters. Among other things, he assisted
countless energy companies in securing radio authorizations and waivers,
participating in FCC rulemaking proceedings, and representing their
interests before the Commission, the courts and the United States
Congress. He had served as the General Counsel of ENTELEC since the
In recognition of his many years of service on behalf of ENTELEC, the
Board of Directors determined to establish a lasting tribute to Mr.
Black with the creation of the annual scholarship in his name.
Established in 1928, ENTELEC is the premier association providing a
forum for SCADA, Automation and Communications technologies in the
energy industry. As a global authority on the industry, ENTELEC empowers
professionals to increase their organizational value through education
and networking opportunities. Through its strategic plan, Staying Ahead
of the Curve, ENTELEC is committed to providing quality educational
programming for all levels of energy professional from novice to
executive. The creation of the Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award
is consistent with this goal.
Scholarship Application Topics are released in October and submissions are due in January of each year.
In conjunction with Keller And Heckman LLP, the ENTELEC Association has
awarded over $35,000 in scholarships to students studying in the fields
of engineering, computer science, political science, pre-law,
telecommunications and information technology.