Wayne V Black Scholarship

The 2017 Wayne V Black Scholarship Application period is now CLOSED.



Wayne V Black

In 2006, the Board of Directors of the Energy Telecommunications & Electrical Association (ENTELEC; www.entelec.org) 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 1970s. 

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 professionals from novice to executive.  The creation of the Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award is consistent with this goal.