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2021 Society Elections for Officers and Governors
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    Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship Recipients

    This scholarship is designed to help students further their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology.

    2021 - Monica Brighton

    Monica Brighton graduated from RTA’s Media Productionprogram at Ryerson Universityspecializing in video and sound production with aminor in Music and Culture. She wasborn and raised in Scarborough, Ontario and has astrong passion for technology,children’s media and education. She is currently televisionhost ofBackyard Beats,aneducational music series that in 2021 was awardedan international Kidscreen Award,Youth Media Alliance Award and received a CanadianScreen Award nomination. Aswell as Host and Producer ofThat TVOkids ShowonTVOkids. She recently presentedher academic work to the Toronto Audio EngineeringSociety at the Next Generationvirtual event. In the showcase she demonstrated theadvantages of adopting amulti-digital-audio-workstation workflow as opposedto a single DAWworkflow when creating sonic explorations that venturebeyond the world of stereo andinto fully immersive spatial audio experiences. Inthe deconstruction of her originalorchestral score, each instrument is placed above,below, forward and behind thelistener in a 3-dimensional ambisonic sphere of soundthat responds to the movementand actions of the listener.

    2020
    Nicholas Hurley
    Northeastern University - Boston, MA

    2019
    Adam C. Burke
    Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Rochester, NY

    2018

    • Grace Annese
      Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Rochester, NY
    • Angie Urbina
      Pasadena City College - Pasadena, CA
    • Jake Zuena
      Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Rochester, NY

    2017

    • Trevor Canham
      Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Rochester, NY
    • Emily Faw
      Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Rochester, NY
    • Catherine Marie Meininger
      Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Rochester, NY

    2016

    • Anna Dining
      Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Rochester, NY
    • Elizabeth DoVale
      Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Rochester, NY
    • Jyotsna Kadimi
      University of Southern California (USC) - Los Angeles, CA
    • David Kuther
      New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) - New York, NY

    2015
    Arnav Mendiratta
    University of Southern California (USC) - Los Angeles, CA

    2014

    • Matthew Ross Donato
      Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY
    • Victoria K. McGowen
      Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY

     2013
    Joshua P. Berkowitz
    Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY

    2012
    Natalie Morningstar
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Baltimore, MD

    2011
    Alexander Michael Pagliaro
    Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY

    2009
    Dillon Mercer Herbert
    Auburn University - Auburn, AL

    2008
    Jeremy Mark Littler
    Ryerson University - Toronto, Canada

    2007
    Matt Basford
    Fountainhead College of Technology - Knoxville, TN

    2006
    Jacob Allen Nelson
    University of Alabama in Huntsville - Huntsville, AL

    2005
    Benjamin Brunkhardt
    UCLA - Los Angeles, CA

    2002

    • Jeffrey Chong
      Pasadena City College - Pasadena CA
    • Francois Dompierre
      University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
    • Penny Kathryn Hicks
      Bates Technical College - Tacoma, WA
    • Antonio Páez
      Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
    • Kenneth Allan Young, Jr. (Kassa Zakadi)
      Pasadena City College - Pasadena CA

    2001
    Kenneth Allan Young, Jr. (Kassa Zakadi)
    Pasadena City College - Pasadena CA


    For information on applying for this scholarship, click here.