2020 Scholarship List

The Foundation for Amateur Radio, Inc. will be administering the scholarships listed below for the upcoming academic year, ranging from $500 to $20,000 each. All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a valid US or foreign amateur radio license
  • Be enrolled, or have been accepted for enrollment, at an accredited university, college, or technical/trade school
  • Applicant must submit a recent transcript covering their most recent school term
  • Applicants who attend a school located outside of the United States must enclose a brochure describing the school

A total of 75 scholarships worth an aggregate of $301,075 will be awarded.

Here are the scholarships to be awarded:

  • Ten-Ten International NetTen-Ten International Net, Inc., or 10-10 for short, is an organization of amateur radio operators dedicated to maintaining high levels of amateur radio communications on the 10-meter amateur band (28.0-29.7 MHz). Established in 1962, 10-10 has grown continuously since that day, with some ups and downs according to the numbers of sunspots and the openness of the band.
    Ten-Ten International Net, Inc. is offering five (5) scholarships worth $2,000 each.
    • There is no restriction on the course of study.
    • Applicant must seek an Associate, Bachelors, or Graduate degree.
    • Non-US amateurs are eligible.

  • The Ralph V. “Andy” Anderson K0NL Scholarship pays $1,000.
    • There is no restriction on the course of study.
    • Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in journalism.
    • Applicant must be a resident of the United States or its territories.
    • Applicant must be seeking a Bachelor’s degree.
    • Applicant must have a General Class license or higher.

  • Bergen Amateur Radio AssociationThe Bergen Amateur Radio Association, or BARA, is a general interest amateur radio club located in Bergen County, New Jersey. At BARA you will find QRP enthusiasts, antenna specialists, key collectors, digital mode gurus and more.
    The Bergen Amateur Radio Association is offering scholarship worth $575.
    • Preference will be given to New Jersey residents.
    • Applicant must be pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline.

  • The Rose Eileen Bills N2RE Memorial Scholarship pays $2,000.
    • There is no restriction on the course of study.
    • Applicant must be a resident of the United States or its territories.
    • Applicant must be seeking a Bachelor’s degree.
    • Applicant must have a General Class license or higher.

  • The R. G. and J. R. Chichester Memorial Scholarship pays $2,000.
    • Applicant must be members of the ARRL, and must be recommended by an ARRL-affiliated club (they need not be a member of the club. To locate an ARRL-affiliated club near you, go to http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club.
    • There is no restriction on the course of study.
    • Preference will be given to Texas residents living in the metropolitan areas of Austin, Kerrville, or San Antonio.
    • Applicant must be seeking a Bachelor’s degree.
    • Applicant must have a General Class license or higher.

  • Columbia Amateur Radio AssociationThe Columbia Amateur Radio Association, or CARA, is an IRS-listed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in support of amateur radio in Howard County, Maryland. CARA offers many opportunities for licensed operators as well as those interested in learning more about amateur radio.
    The Columbia Amateur Radio Association is offering two scholarships.
    The Art Goldman N3OY Memorial Scholarship pays $2,000.
    The Don Rees W4VQA Memorial Scholarship pays $2,000.
    • Applicant must be a US citizen.
    • Applicant must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or a certificate from a trade or technical school.
    • Preference will be given to Maryland residents.

  • Free State Amateur Radio ClubThe Free State Amateur Radio Club, K3IVO, located in Laurel, Maryland, is offering a scholarship worth $1,000.
    • Applicant must be a US citizen.
    • Applicant must reside in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia.
    • Applicant must be pursuing an Associate, Bachelor’s, or Graduate degree from a college or university in the United States.

  • The Friendship Amateur Radio Club, N4FRC, located in Ocala, Florida, is offering a scholarship worth $500.
    • Applicant must reside in Florida. Preference will be given to applicants from the counties of Marion, Levy, Citrus, Alachua, Sumter, Lake, Putnam, or Volusia.
    • Applicants must be pursuing an Associate, Bachelors, or other advanced degree at an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in electrical or computer engineering.

  • Foundation for Amateur RadioThe Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) is sponsoring two Silent Key (SK) Memorial Scholarships worth $5,000 each.
    • Applicant must be a US resident.
    • Applicant must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Medical Amateur Radio Council - MARCOThe Medial Amateur Radio Council (MARCO) exists to promote good will and fellowship among amateur radio operators, worldwide, who are professionals in the healing arts, or who have an interest in the various medical, dental and allied fields which constitute the healing arts.
    The Medical Amateur Radio Council (MARCO) is offering a scholarship worth $500.
    • Applicant must be from any US state or ARRL division.
    • Applicant’s field of study must be one leading to a career in the healing arts, including but not limited to medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, pharmacy, EMT, or radiology technician.
    • Preference will be given to undergraduate students and those in certificate programs, but graduate students may also apply.
    • Applicant should include, the following items in the Interests and Activities section of the online application:
      • Volunteerism and/or public service activities which made use of Amateur Radio.
      • How the applicant would make Amateur Radio relevant in their future career.
      • The desire to encourage others in the healing arts to become licensed hams.

  • Robert Michael, N3FA Murgas Amateur Radio ClubThe Robert Michael, N3FA Memorial Scholarship presented by the Murgas Amateur Radio Club pays $500.
    • Applicant’s home address must be in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    • Applicant must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in the United States.

  • The Lawrence E. and Thelma J. Norrie Memorial Scholarship pays $2,500.
    • Applicant must be a US resident.
    • Preference will be given to students with Junior, Senior, or Graduate student standing
    • Preference will be given to students with an academic grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale
    • Preference will be given to students pursuing a Bachelor’s or higher degree in science or engineering.

  • The Phil-Mont Mobile Radio ClubThe Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in Warminster, Pennsylvania, is sponsoring three scholarships.
    The Claude H. Haring, Jr., W3IIM Memorial Scholarship pays $1,000.
    The Bryan Hoch, N3VJE, Memorial Scholarship pays $1,000.
    The Samuel C. Smith, Jr, K3GBA Memorial Scholarship pays $1,000.
    • Applicant’s home address must be in the Eastern Pennsylvania (EPA) or Southern New Jersey (SNJ) ARRL section.
    • Applicant must intend to seek a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree.

  • Pikes Peak Radio Amateur AssociationThe Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is sponsoring a scholarship worth $1,000.
    • Applicant must be a US citizen.
    • Applicant must seek a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States in engineering, mathematics, computer technology, or the physical sciences.
    • Preference will be given to residents of Colorado, or those attending an accredited college or university located in Colorado.

  • Quarter Century Wireless AssociationThe Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) was founded in 1947 to promote friendship and cooperation among Amateur Radio operators who were licensed at least a quarter century ago, and are licensed today.
    The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) will award 23 scholarships, worth $2,000 each, totaling $46,000.
    • Applicant must intend to seek an Associate, Bachelor’s, or Graduate degree.
    • There are no restrictions on residence or course of study. Non-US amateurs are eligible.
    • Applicant must be recommended by a member of the QCWA. To locate a QCWA member near you, contact Ken Oelke, VE6AFO, ve6afo@telus.net, 403-226-5840. Please provide a short bio with your request.
    • Applicant cannot be a member of the QCWA.
    • The awardee is required to submit a report of his or her amateur radio activities, along with a report on his or her academic activities during the year following award of the scholarship.

  • Radio Club of AmericaThe Radio Club of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1909. It is the oldest, most prestigious group of wireless communications professionals in the world, with members across the globe. Its members are dedicated to the wireless art and science for the betterment of society.
    The Radio Club of America is sponsoring three scholarships, two that pay $1,000 each and one that pays $1,500.
    • Applicant must be in their Junior or Senior year of studies.
    • Applicant must have a General Class license or higher.
    • Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, pursuing a degree in electrical engineering or taking courses in wireless communications.
    • Preference will be given to US citizens.

  • Phillip Karn, KA9Q, is a retired engineer from Baltimore, Maryland. His work included the KA9Q Network Operating System (NOS), and forward error correction in the Amateur Satellite Service. Phillip Karn is sponsoring two memorial scholarships.
    The Charles O. “Chuck” Reville, K3FT Memorial Scholarship pays $1,000.
    The Dwight Weller, KB3LA Memorial Scholarship pays $1,000.
    • Applicants must intend to seek a Bachelor’s degree in any branch of the engineering or physical sciences.
    • There is no residence requirement.

  • The Robert E. True Memorial Scholarship pays $1,000.
    • Applicant must be a resident of the state of Ohio.
    • Applicant must be seeking a Bachelor’s degree at a college or university in the United States.
    • Preference will be given to those pursuing courses in electrical engineering or electronic/computer technology.

  • The Yasme FoundationThe Yasme Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to support scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of amateur radio in developing countries.
    The Yasme Foundation is sponsoring a scholarship worth $5,000.
    • Applicant must have been licensed for at least two years prior to the application date end.
    • Applicant must have a General Class license or higher.
    • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in the sciences or engineering while attending an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or its possessions.
    • Applicant must demonstrate high academic achievement. Submission of a transcript is required for this award.

  • The Young Ladies Radio LeagueThe Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) is an international non-profit organization of women amateur radio enthusiasts. It was founded in 1939 and is the longest running YL club in the world.
    The Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) is sponsoring three memorial scholarships.
    The Ethel Smith, K4LMB, Memorial Scholarship pays $2,000.
    The Mary Lou Brown, NM7N, Memorial Scholarship pays $2,000.
    The Martha “Marte” Wessel, K0EPE, Memorial Scholarship pays $1,000.
    • Applicant must be female.
    • Applicant must have a Technician Class license or higher, or equivalent foreign authorization.
    • Applicant must intend to seek a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree from a college or university in the United States.
    • Preference will be given to students studying communications, electronics, or related arts and sciences.
    • There are no residence restrictions. Non-US amateurs are eligible.
    • The Ethel Smith, K4LMB and Mary Lou Brown, NM7N scholarships are intended for full-time students.
    • The Martha “Marte” Wessel, K0EPE scholarship is intended for a part-time student who is working full-time while attending classes.

  • Amateur Radio Digital CommunicationsAmateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a non-profit public benefit California corporation formed to manage the allocation of network resources, encourage research and experimentation with networking protocols and equipment, publish technical articles, and do other activities to promote the public good of Amateur Radio digital communications and related fields.
    Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is sponsoring twenty (20) scholarships – ten in the amount of $5,000, five in the amount of $10,000, and five in the amount of $20,000 – for a total amount of $200,000.
    • Applicant must provide academic, neighborhood, and character references.
    • Applicant must provide transcripts for at least three academic years, to be received no later than May 31, 2020.