Grant: American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation Scholarships

Grant Date: March 15, 2021
Amount: $203,000

The American Radio Relay League Foundation (ARRLF), founded in 1973 by the ARRL with an IRS 501c3 non-profit designation, has awarded scholarships to thousands of Amateur Radio students since its founding. Historically, those scholarships, which on the average, range from $1,000 to $3000, have helped defray some of the costs of a college education.

For the 2021-2022 school year, ARDC provided funds for nineteen scholarships of greater value ($25,000 to $5,000) than has been previously awarded. In late 2020, the ARRLF advertised the existence of these ARDC scholarships. The result was a significant increase in the number of highly qualified applicants. The ARRLF was then faced with awarding the ARDC scholarships to only a small fraction of those who applied. In response, ARDC has provided an additional $203,000 to fund twice as many scholarships for 2021-2022 scholarship year.

Learn more about the ARRL Foundation and how to apply for scholarships at

2021 Scholarship Winners

The Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Scholarships, $25,000 each

Francis E. Bonte, KE8HPA, of Westerville, Ohio

Alisha M. Lin, K6AML, of Lake Forest, California

Mason W. Matrazzo, KM4SII, of Clemons, North Carolina

Sarah M. Porter, KM4WLQ, of Rock Hill, South Carolina

Hannah E. Rosenfeld, W7HER, of Eugene, Oregon

Daniel R. Thomson, KB7DRT, of Rigby, Idaho

The Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Scholarships, $15,000 each

Jacob J. Gardner, KE8NIX, of Sunbury, Ohio

Steven T. MacLeroy, KN4STM, of Sylacauga, Alabama

David A. Puma, KG5UBB, of Crossroads, Texas

Rowen K. Warren, AE0CP, of Telluride, Colorado

The Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Scholarships, $10,000 each

Nathan J. Appel, KD8ZIA, of Jenison, Michicgan

Ryan J. Bibby, KN4RQL, of Fayetteville, Georgia

Christopher M. Brault, KD8YVJ, of Liberty Township, Ohio

Lucas E. Carlson, KM6RXW, of Ramona, California

Holden J. Correia-Fischer, KD2JPV, of Collingswood, New Jersey

Steven M. Drabbant, K5ZL, of Conroe, Texas

Russell A. Goss, KD9FAL, of Brighton, Illinois

Catherine Hong, KC1MFU, of Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jonathan Z. Keiser, AG5SY, of San Antonio, Texas

Julie Knappik, KB1YTT, of Raynham, Massachusetts

Faith Hannah Lea, KD3Z, of Palm Coast, Florida

Zechariah J. Lea, WX4TVJ, of Palm Coast, Florida

Jacob Nagel, AD0JA, of Wright City, Missouri

Declan M. O’Hara, KG7HTE, of Lebanon, Oregon

Noah J. Sevcik, K9BZY, of Long Grove, Illinois

Maya Tamir, KM6VKD, of San Diego, California

Carolina M. Whitaker, KD9NKM, of Indianapolis, Indiana

The Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Scholarships, $5,000 each

Cameron B. Blew, N6CAM, of Irvine, California

Conner L. Dickey, KD9LSV, of Decatur, Illinois

Allison H. Painter, KI7GIN,of Paradise, Utah

Kathryn G. Robertson, KC3NCT, of Dayton, Maryland