FAR scholarships now available


Big Island ARRL News, 23 March 2017, 04:35 hrs, UTC, Post #153.


Author:  Dave Prestel (W8AJR), FAR Scholarship Committee.

Accessed on 23 March 2017, 04:35 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to read the full article and to get more information on the FAR Scholarship program.


During the 2017-2018 academic year, The Foundation for Amateur Radio, Inc. will administer 57 college/university scholarships worth more than $94,000.

According to FAR Scholarship Committee member Dave Prestel (W8AJR), incoming and current college/university students are eligible for FAR support under the following conditions:

“2017 Foundation for Amateur Radio Scholarship Information

The Foundation for Amateur Radio, Inc., will be administering a total of 57 scholarships, worth an aggregate of $94,575 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The scholarships range in value from $500 to $5,000 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 school.

¤ Applicants who attend a school located outside of the United States must provide a brochure describing the school.

A complete list of the scholarships being offered may be found at:

2017 FAR Scholarship List

The article contains additional URLs and e-mail contacts for more information.

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