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Bob Enrietto Endowed Scholarship

The Bob Enrietto Endowed Scholarship is awarded each semester to undergraduate Cinema and Television Arts majors who are attending the Semester in LA program. The scholarship funds help off-set the cost of tuition which assist in defraying additional living expenses associated with Semester in LA.

Bob F. Enrietto Jr. was a production manager, assistant director, producer, and administrator of Columbia College Chicago's Semester in LA program. A Chicago native and 1967 graduate of Columbia, Enrietto’s movie credits include Harold and Maude, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Phantom of the Paradise, and The Outside Man, among others. His TV credits include In the Heat of the Night, Remington Steele, Behind Enemy Lines, Something About Amelia, Little House on the Prairie, and Hawaii Five-O, among many others.

His most cherished accomplishment was establishing the Semester in LA program, which he created together with fellow instructor Don Smith. Believing that the college should have a presence in Hollywood, Bob helped to develop a program of classes which today includes screenwriting, adaptation, entertainment marketing, producing, comedy writing for television, costume design, development, directing, music composition for the screen, and music producing.

Upon Bob’s passing in 2003, his sister, Jean Kralka, set up a scholarship fund in his honor to keep his memory and his passions alive. 

Development and Alumni Relations 
Columbia College Chicago 
600 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 400 
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-369-7287 
Fax: 312-369-8039 
Email: giving@colum.edu

Columbia College Chicago is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable, and educational organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.