Friday, December 26, 2008

Amateur Radio Scholarships!

I recently came across an announcement on the illinoisdigitalham yahoo group about academic scholarships offered to ham radio operators. The scholarships are administered by the Foundation for Amateur Radio. These look like a great opportunity and the folks offering them should be applauded! The announcement read as follows:

Scholarships to help amateur radio operators with post-high-school
education are now available for the 2009-2010 academic year. In 2009,
the Foundation for Amateur Radio will administer 48 scholarships to
amateur radio operators (all using the same application), with amounts
ranging from $500 to $5,000. The application must be received in paper
copy by May 1, 2009, but it is a good idea to start early as four
scholarships require endorsements from other individuals or organizations.

The 2009 scholarship application form and regulations can be found on
the Foundation for Amateur Radio website, http://www.farweb.org/. Pass
the word on to any amateur (whatever the focus -- digital is great!)
who might be pursuing a full-time course of study beyond high school
(whatever the program -- undergraduate, technical, graduate, or
non-traditional)!

1 comment:

Joseph Martin Durnal said...

I am the treasurer of the Frederick Amateur Radio Club and we sponsor one of the FAR scholarships. It is a big check to write, but it is probably the best. Joseph Durnal