2020 Foundation for Amateur Radio Scholarships

The Foundation for Amateur Radio has long administered a growing set of college scholarships funded by radio clubs and individuals. For the 2019 year, it awarded a total of 54 scholarships worth $99,075.

Our grant will sponsor a set of ARDC WB6CYT memorial scholarships for the 2020 year. The only qualification for an ARDC award is that the applicant is a licensed radio amateur pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited university; there are no residence or field of study requirements. FAR may divide our grant as it chooses into any number of awards with any amount per award with a total of $200,000; the awards need not be of equal size. At FAR’s discretion, individual applicants may receive more than one award (i.e., a ARDC grant in addition to a non-ARDC grant). FAR will give priority to financial need in awarding ARDC scholarships.

Applications for the 2020 year are due at FAR by April 30, 2020. (Please apply through their website, not ARDC). –Phil Karn, KA9Q

Phil Karn

Baltimore MD native, resides in San Diego CA; Cornell and CMU EE graduate; retired from Bell Labs, Bellcore and Qualcomm; radio ham since high school (KA9Q, formerly WA3RVL); AMPRnet co-founder; President and Director, ARDC