Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) Invites Scholarship Applications
The non-profit Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) is inviting applications for the Amateur Radio-related scholarships it administers. These academic awards are sponsored by both individuals and by Amateur Radio clubs from across the US. The FAR scholarship application process is open to Amateur Radio licensees worldwide. Awards range from $500 to $5000.
Applications are due by April 30, 2014. Submissions sent by mail must be postmarked by April 30. Late applications will not be considered. Recommendations for the Chichester and QCWA scholarships must be received or postmarked no later than May 15, 2014.
Applicants may type their information into the electronic form on the FAR website. This is the preferred method of submission, although handwritten forms also are acceptable. Applicants may add pages as necessary to complete any answers. Electronic submissions, such as MS-Word or PDF files, are preferable. If possible, scan any additional letters of recommendation or endorsements into PDF files. Include the number of the question to which they apply. Official or unofficial transcripts may be submitted but are not required; it is preferred that these documents be scanned into PDF files as well.
Applications may be submitted via e-mail. This is the preferred method. Applicants must check the block above the signature line; doing do takes the place of a physical signature for electronic submissions. E-mail submissions in which this box is not checked will not be considered.
Applications also are accepted via fax to (877) 691-2725, or via USPS mail to FAR Scholarship Committee, PO Box 911, Columbia, MD 21044.
FAR’s scholarship program is one of the largest for Amateur Radio licensees in the US. The organization’s purpose is to further Amateur Radio in all of its various facets. FAR sponsors training, seminars, and other events in support of Amateur Radio.