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54 Scholarships Available for Hams:

Diane Zimmerman (AA3OF) on October 24, 2005
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THE FOUNDATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO, INC., a non-profit organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C., plans to administer fifty-four (54) scholarships for the academic year 2006 - 2007 to assist licensed Radio Amateurs. The Foundation, composed of over seventy-five local area Amateur Radio Clubs, fully funds three of these scholarships. Ten are funded with the income from grants. The remaining forty-one (41) 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 $500 to $2500 with preference given in some cases to residents of specified geographical areas or the pursuit of certain study programs. Clubs, especially those in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin, 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 April 30, 2006. Please send name, call and address to:

Diane Zimmerman, AA3OF

Chairman Scholarship Committee

FAR Scholarships

Post Office Box 831

Riverdale, MD 20738

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.

The Foundation encourages all qualified amateurs to apply for these awards.

The following awards will be available for the upcoming academic year:

There are three (3) Silent Key Memorial Scholarships, which pay $2500 each, available to U.S. Residents, pursuing any course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree. Preference will be given to residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Richard G. Chichester Memorial Scholarship pays $1000. Applicants must be members of the ARRL and recommended by an ARRL-affiliated club (they need not be a member of the club). There is no restriction on the course of study. Applicant must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree. Preference will be given to Texas residents living in the metropolitan areas of Austin, Kerrville or San Antonio. Minimum license requirement - General Class.

There are three (3) Radio Club of America Scholarships, which pay $1,000 each. Applicants must intend to pursue studies in electronic engineering or electronic technology toward an Associate or Bachelor's degree and be U.S. citizens. Preference will be given to applicants taking courses in Wireless Communications. Minimum license requirement - General Class.

There are sixteen (16) Quarter Century Wireless Association Scholarships, three of which pay $1500 and thirteen of which pay $1000. There are no restrictions on the course of study and applicants must intend to seek an Associate, Bachelor's or Graduate degree. There is no residence area preference. Applicants must be recommended by a member of QCWA, but may not themselves be members of QCWA.

There are two (2) Young Ladies' Radio League Memorial Scholarships that pay $1500 each. Applicants must hold at least an FCC Technician Class or equivalent foreign authorization and intend to seek a Bachelor's or Graduate degree from a U.S. college or university. There are no residence or course restrictions. Preference will be given to female applicants.

The Ralph V. "Andy" Anderson-KONL Scholarship pays $1000. There is no restriction on the course of study, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in Journalism. Applicants must be residents of the U.S. or its territories. Applicants must be seeking a Bachelor's degree. Minimum license requirement - General Class.

The Columbia Amateur Radio Association, Inc., Scholarship pays $1000. It is available to Maryland residents pursuing a Bachelor's degree in any course of study.

There are five (5) Baltimore Amateur Radio Club Scholarships, 4 pay $1000 and 1 pays $1,500. Applicants must be Maryland residents. For three of the 4 - $1000 awards, preference will be given to those who have successfully completed one year of college or have been previous winners of this award. The fourth award, which is reserved for an entering first year student, will be renewable for three years if the student remains in good academic standing throughout the period. The fifth award, paying $1,500, has been designated as the Ernie Dobos Memorial Scholarship with preference given to a Baltimore City resident. Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree.

The Tropical Hamboree Scholarship sponsored by the Dade Radio Club of Miami, Florida pays $1000. Applicants must be Florida residents pursuing a Bachelor's degree. There is no restriction on the course of study; however, preference will be given to those studying electronics or science-related fields.

The Rose Ellen Bills Memorial Scholarship pays $2000. There is no restriction on the course of study. Applicants must be a resident of the U.S. or its territories pursuing a Bachelor's degree. Minimum license requirement - General Class.

The Frederick Amateur Radio Club Scholarship pays $1000. There is no restriction on the course of study. Applicants must reside within 150 miles of Frederick, Maryland; preference will be given to qualified applicants from Frederick County, Maryland. Applicant must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree.

The five (5) 10-10 International Net, Inc., Scholarships pay $1000 each. Applicants must be licensed Radio Amateurs having HF privileges. There is no restriction on the course of study. Applicants must seek an Associate, Bachelor's or Graduate degree. Non-US amateurs are also eligible. Applicants must be a 10-10 member or provide a recommendation from a member of the 10-10 International Net.

The WARAC Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the West Allis Radio Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, pays $1500. Applicants must be Wisconsin residents pursuing an Associate, Bachelor's or Graduate degree in any course of study.

The Kevin Barry Perdue Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Kay Craigie-N3KN and Carter Craigie-N3AO, pays $2000. Applicants must pursue a Bachelor's degree with a course of study in the liberal arts, humanities, or social sciences from a U.S. college or university.

The South Milwaukee Amateur Radio Club Scholarship pays $1000. Applicants must be Wisconsin residents and intend to seek an Associate or Bachelor's degree from a college or university in the U.S. Preference will be given to applicants studying Electrical Engineering or related technology.

The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club Scholarship pays $1000. Applicants must hold a license with HF privileges. Preference will be given to those studying Architecture, Engineering, Electronics, Science or a related field at an institution of higher learning in the U.S. Applicants must pursue a Bachelor's degree. Residence requirement - Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, or Virginia.

The Murgas Amateur Radio Club Scholarship pays $500. Applicants must be residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and seek a Bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university. There is no restriction on the course of study.

The Lawrence E. and Thelma J. Norrie Memorial Scholarship, pays $2500. Applicant must be a U.S. resident. Preference will be given to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students with an academic Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher who are pursuing a Bachelor's or higher degree in science or engineering. Minimum license requirement: Any Class with HF privileges.

The Ernest L. Walker, WB3DVL, Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society Memorial Scholarship pays $1000. There is no restriction on the course of study. Applicants must pursue a Bachelor's degree. Applicants must reside within 150 miles of Baltimore, Maryland. Preference will be given to Maryland residents.

The Robert E. True Memorial Scholarship pays $1000. Applicants must be residents of the state of Ohio seeking a Bachelor's degree at a US college or university. Preference will be given to those pursuing courses in Electrical Engineering or Electronic/Computer Technology.

The Free State Amateur Radio Club Scholarship pays $1000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in the State of Maryland and holding a valid FCC Amateur license with HF privileges. There is no restriction on the course of study. Applicants must seek an Associate, Bachelor's or Graduate degree from a college or university in the United States.

OZAUKEE Radio Club Scholarship pays $1000. It is available to Wisconsin residents pursing a Bachelor's or Graduate degree in any course of study.

The Claude H. Haring, Jr., W3IIM Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, Inc. pays $2000. There is no restriction on the course of study. Applicants must intend to seek a Bachelor's or Graduate degree, and reside in the Eastern Pennsylvania or Southern New Jersey ARRL Sections.

The Dwight Weller, KB3LA, Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Phillip Karn, KA9Q, pays $1000. Applicants must intend to seek a Bachelor's degree in any branch of the engineering or physical sciences. There is no residence requirement.

The Chuck Reville, K3FT Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Phillip Karn, KA9Q, pays $1000. Applicants must intend to seek a Bachelor's degree in any branch of the engineering or physical sciences. There is no residence requirement.

The Joann Hoch, N3FTC, Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, Inc. pays $2000. There is no restriction on the course of study. Applicants must intend to seek a Bachelor's or Graduate degree, and reside in the Eastern Pennsylvania or Southern New Jersey ARRL Sections.

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