The ARRL Foundation Invites Scholarship Applications
The ARRL Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible young radio amateurs pursuing higher education. More than 80 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 are awarded annually. Additionally, one applicant is selected for the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Scholarship, awarded to a high school senior pursuing a degree in business, computers, medical, nursing, engineering or science. The recipient of the Goldfarb Scholarship is eligible to receive funding throughout four academic years to earn a bachelor’s degree. All applicants must be active radio amateurs and must complete and submit the online application.
“The scholarship process, though rigorous, distributes more than $150,000 to deserving young people, who are actively involved in amateur radio and preparing for their future. Individuals and clubs, who support these scholarships, are excited to be able to assist with the financial burden of advanced education,” says ARRL Foundation Secretary Mary Hobart, K1MMH. “Both the ARRL Foundation and donors know that we are helping the next generation and the future of amateur radio.” In 2013, the ARRL Foundation awarded 82 scholarships in addition to the Goldfarb Scholarship.
Students planning to apply for 2014 awards should read scholarship descriptions carefully and apply only for those scholarships for which they are eligible (some scholarships have geographic criteria or other requirements). In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit a PDF of their academic transcript from their most recently completed school year. Goldfarb Scholarship applicants also must submit a copy of their completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications are due January 31, 2014, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Awards winners typically are notified in mid-May by USPS mail and e-mail.
Established in 1973 as an independent and separate IRS 501(c)(3) organization, the ARRL Foundation manages grant and scholarship programs to support the Amateur Radio community. All grants and scholarships are funded entirely by the generous contributions of radio amateurs, clubs and friends. Individuals, groups or clubs wishing to establish an ARRL Foundation Scholarship Fund should visit the ARRL Foundation web page.
For more information about ARRL Foundation scholarships, e-mail the Foundation or call 860-594-0348.