ARRL East Bay Section

Scholarships Available from Foundation for Amateur Radio

Posted by af6aq on February 6th, 2009

AMATEUR RADIO
NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

THE FOUNDATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO, INC., a non-profit organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C., plans to administer forty eight (48) scholarships for the academic year 2009 – 2010 to assist licensed Radio Amateurs.  The Foundation, composed of over seventy-five local area Amateur Radio Clubs, fully funds two of these scholarships.  The remaining forty-eight (48) are administered by the Foundation without cost to the various donors.

Licensed Radio Amateurs may compete for these awards if they plan to pursue a full-time course of studies beyond high school and are enrolled in or have been accepted for enrollment at an accredited university, college or technical school.  The awards range from $5,000
to $500 with preference given in some cases to residents of specified geographical areas or the pursuit of certain study programs.  Non-USA
residents are eligible to apply for some of the scholarships.  Clubs, especially those in California, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin (areas of preferred residence for some of the scholarships), are encouraged to announce these opportunities at their meetings, in their club newsletters, during training classes, on their nets and on their world wide web home pages.

Additional information and an application form may be requested by letter or QSL card, postmarked prior to March 30, 2009 from:
      FAR Scholarships
      Post Office Box 831
      Riverdale, MD 20738

Applications are also available for download from the Foundation’s web site http://www.farweb.org/.
The Foundation for Amateur Radio, incorporated in the District of Columbia, is an exempt organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.  It is devoted exclusively to promoting the interests of Amateur Radio and those scientific, literary and educational pursuits that advance the purposes of the Amateur Radio Service.