Jeremy Sklute, a student at Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, Virginia, will receive the EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship, which awards financial aid to a full-time student at ODU enrolled in Electrical Engineering Technology or Information Systems Management who intends to pursue a professional career in wireless applications or telecommunications. Mr. Sklute is interested in exploring how wireless applications send data, particularly the use of wireless communications in virtual and augmented reality. His interest in wireless data transfer developed while redesigning the wireless lighting system for the ODU Monarch Marching Band.
Mr. Sklute may not know it, but Joe Vestal himself supported awarding this scholarship noting that there “can never be enough wireless innovation in the future that students like Jeremy promise.”
Scholarship funds are raised through individual and corporate donations as well as through a silent auction held each year at the Wireless Leadership Summit, a conference for leaders of the private wireless industry. Learn more about the scholarship at EWA’s website.