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Calvin Darula, K0DXC, Awarded 2013 Goldfarb Scholarship


The ARRL Foundation has awarded the 2013 William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship to Calvin P. Darula, K0DXC, of St Bonifacius, Minnesota. A senior at Waconia High School, he made the Academic Honor Roll in his freshman and sophomore years; in his senior year, he served on the Student Council and came in second place in his school’s VFW Voice of Democracy speech competition. Darula also played on his high school baseball team all four years of high school.

Darula will attend St John’s University where he will pursue studies in business management and economics. His plans include a career in the business world, helping to provide a stable and thriving economy for future generations.

Darula was part of the K1LZ Multi/One Team in Massachusetts that won the 2010 CQ WPX CW Contest (Multi/Two, USA) and set the North American record in the 2011 CQ World Wide SSB Contest (Multi/Two). In addition to his operating activities at K1LZ, he has also operated at K3LR in Pennsylvania and at 6Y1V in Jamaica. In 2008, he was voted the W0 Young Ham of the Year, and has served as the ARRL Minnesota Youth Assistant Section Manager. In 2010, he was recruited as a team member to the USA High Speed Telegraphy Team. Darula was a speaker at the contest forum at the 2010 Dayton Hamvention. He has had articles published in the National Contest Journal (NCJ), CQ and Keynote, the journal of FISTS CW Club.

His community activities include the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Conservation Club and the International Club. He is a member of the Waconia Amateur Radio Club (KC0VIS), and served as the club’s vice president.

The William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship is the result of a generous endowment from William Goldfarb, N2ITP (SK). 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. Awarded to one high school senior each year, the Goldfarb Scholarship assists the recipient to receive a four-year undergraduate degree in engineering, science or in the medical or business-related fields. The terms of reference of the generous Goldfarb Scholarship require that recipients demonstrate financial need and have a significant involvement with Amateur Radio, in addition to high academic performance. The scholarship is a “gap" scholarship and is computed annually based on a calculation of each year's costs, minus other awards or scholarships received and minus the expected family contribution as calculated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

The application period for the 2014 ARRL Foundation Scholarships will open October 1, 2013 and closes promptly at midnight on January 31, 2014. Complete information about the more than 80 annual scholarship awards, including the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Scholarship for high school seniors, can be found on online. Inquiries about the scholarship program should be made via e-mail.



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