Foundation for Amateur Radio Invites Scholarship Applications


The Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) is accepting applications from Amateur Radio operators for scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. The application deadline is April 15. Some scholarships give preference to radio amateurs from California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

FAR, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, manages 52 scholarships worth a total of $72,100. There are no age restrictions for any of the scholarships, and applicants do not have to attend a four-year institution. All applicants must be full-time students.

Availability of these scholarship awards may offer an incentive to students considering getting a license or already studying for the test to take the leap before April 15.

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.Dave Prestel, W8AJR, Chairman FAR Scholarship Committee