Scholarship Program

The 2016 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program is now open!

The ARRL Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible radio amateurs pursuing higher education. More than 80 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded in 2016. In addition, one applicant is selected for the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a high school senior pursuing a degree in business, computers, medical, nursing, engineering or science.

All applicants must submit a completed online application. Applicants must also forward a copy of their academic transcript from their most recently completed school year to Applications without accompanying transcripts will not be considered.

Please note: Cell phone photos of transcript(s) will NOT be accepted. All transcript(s) must be scanned into a pdf format and emailed to

Applications for the 2016 scholarship process must be received between midnight, October 1, 2015 and 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time January 31, 2016.  Transcripts must be received by Thursday, February 18, 2016. 

Students submitting applications for the 2016 process should read the scholarship descriptions carefully and apply only for those scholarships for which they are eligible - some scholarships have geographic criteria or other requirements.

Awards are typically notified by mid-May by USPS mail and email. 

How to establish an ARRL Foundation Scholarship:

Individuals, groups or clubs wishing to establish an ARRL Foundation Scholarship may review the Sample Terms of Reference.  For additional information, contact the ARRL Foundation by email at or call Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, at 860-594-0348.


  • Scholarship Descriptions

    Read eligibility requirements for ARRL Foundation Scholarships. Go Now

  • Scholarship Application

    Complete the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Form. Go Now