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ARRL Scholarship Applications Due February 1


The deadline for ARRL Foundation scholarship applications is February 1, 2009. Applications must be postmarked on or before February 1 and must include the student's most recent transcript. This year, the Foundation expects to award up to 60 general scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $2500.

The most prestigious Foundation scholarship is the William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, awarded to one high school senior each year. After the student has received all financial aid he or she is qualified for, other scholarships and awards and family contributions, the Goldfarb Scholarship will cover any remaining expenses (room and board, tuition, fees and books) for a four-year undergraduate curriculum at an accredited university in one of the following courses of study: business-related computers, medical or nursing fields, engineering or sciences. This award to an active radio amateur is based on outstanding qualifications, need and other funding sources.

The Goldfarb Scholarship is the result of a generous endowment from the late William Goldfarb, N2ITP. Before his death in 1997, Goldfarb set up a scholarship endowment of close to $1 million in memory of his parents, Albert and Dorothy Goldfarb. The 2008 recipient was Austin Evans Wilmot, KD5QKS, of Dallas, Texas. Wilmot is in his freshman year at Washington University and plans to attend medical school after graduating.

ARRL Chief Development Officer and Foundation Secretary Mary Hobart, K1MMH, said, "Providing scholarships to young hams who pursue higher education is one of the most rewarding activities of the ARRL Foundation. The expressions of gratitude from scholarship winners and their families make is clear that the awards are contributing directly their success and to the future of Amateur Radio."

All the information about the ARRL Scholarships for FCC licensed radio amateurs, including descriptions, application forms and instructions can be found on the ARRL Foundation Web site.



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