QCWA Scholarship Awarded to Catherine Hong, KC1MFU

Catherine Hong, KC1MFUFrom nediv.arrl.org:

The Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. has announced its Memorial Scholarships winners.  Among the recipients are: Catherine Hong, KC1MFU, who attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“Catherine Hong, KC1MFU […] is a sophomore at MIT, double majoring in Mechanical Engineering (design concentration) and a Joint degree in Comparative Media Studies & Brain and Cognitive Science. She wants to be a conscious creator, imbuing objects and experiences with functional and/or narrative value. To do so, she must understand how people find meaning and interpret the world around them, how society shapes and is shaped by media & technologies, and how to technically plan, design, and create the ideas she imagines. In her free time, Catherine draws profusely, engages in kitchen experiments, and picks up new skills from the extracurricular activities she is in, such as the computing club, the caving club, the VR/AR club, and the Radio Clubs.” –QCWA February 2021 eJournal

ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

ARRL Foundation logo09/29/2020 – Applications for the 2021 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted between October 1 and December 31, 2020.All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section, or state, and license class.

Applicants should review the scholarship descriptions and check off the ones for which they are eligible. If you complete an online application, you must also email a PDF of academic transcripts from your most recently completed school year by January 11, 2021. Some scholarships require additional documents to be submitted (e.g., letter of recommendation from an officer of an ARRL-affiliated club). Applications not accompanied by transcripts and additional documents, where applicable, will not be considered.

The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applicants for eligibility and award decisions. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2021 via USPS mail and email. For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program page.

ARRL Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship Awards

ARRL Foundation logoFrom ARRL Web:

The ARRL Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2020 scholarship awards. There were 103 awards this year, totaling $144,450. The non-profit Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has generously awarded a grant to the ARRL Foundation to match each scholarship award on a dollar-for-dollar basis, lifting the grand total of scholarships awarded to $288,900.

Several Eastern Massachusetts youths were the recipients of scholarship awards:

The Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Scholarship

  • Megan G. Wagner, KC1FGH, of Westford, Massachusetts 

The CTRI/Chris Seeber, KA1GEU, Memorial Scholarship

  • Julie Knappik, KB1YTT, of Raynham, Massachusetts 

The FEMARA Scholarship

  • Yettive S. Crestohl, K1YTV, of Marblehead, Massachusetts 
  • Joseph F. Murray, KC1EGK, of Braintree, Massachusetts 

The Alfred E. Friend, Jr., W4CF, Memorial Scholarship

  • Martin S. Sullaway, NN1C, of Waban, Massachusetts

A full list of recipients nationwide can be found at <http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-foundation-announces-2020-scholarship-awards>.

Framingham Amateur Radio Association Awards Two Scholarships

Framingham ARA logoThe Framingham Amateur Radio Association scholarship committee announced the club has awarded the 2020 Bev Lees Memorial Scholarship to  the following two individuals: 

  • Victoria Anderson just finished her sophomore year at University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Business
  • Rebecca Weisman just finished her freshman year at Westfield State University, majoring in Earth Science

Anderson and Weisman will receive  $500 scholarships.

The  Bev Lees Memorial Scholarship was created in 2015  to honor the memory of FARA member Bev Lees, N1LOO (SK) . Lees was a former club president, and was active on the nominating committee, Field Day, and organizing the club flea market.  Her passing was a great loss to FARA.

Foundation for Amateur Radio Invites 2020–2021 Academic Year Scholarship Applications

From ARRL Web:

The Foundation for Amateur Radio Inc. (FAR) has invited applications for the 2020 – 2021 academic year for the scholarships it administers. Applications must be submitted via the online form. Several questions ask for essay responses. The deadline for initial submissions is April 30, 2020. Applicants may amend their applications until May 7. [Full story]


Foundation for Amateur Radio Scholarships

Foundation for Amateur Radio logoThe Foundation for Amateur Radio, Inc., will be administering the scholarships listed below for the coming academic year, ranging 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.
• Submit a recent transcript covering their last term of school.
• Applicants who attend a school located outside of the United States must enclose a brochure describing the school.

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Two ARRL Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Eastern MA Amateurs

ARRL Foundation logoThe ARRL Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of the scholarships it administers. 

Two Federation of Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Associations (FEMARA) Scholarships have been awarded to George E. Falardeau III, KC1ANB, of Saugus and Julie Knappik, KB1YTT, of Raynham. 

A third FEMARA scholarship went to Shefali Janorkar, KD2FIW, of Staten Island, New York.

“FEMARA Inc. is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation that sponsors and runs the ARRL New England Division Convention. The group, which has been in existence for over 30 years, began as a consortium of area radio clubs. Its goals are twofold; to offer the richest and most diverse ARRL Convention in the country, and to support the ARRL Foundation‘s scholarship program.”

Congratulations to all! 

Cape Ann ARA “Breakfast Tradition”

Cape Ann ARA breakfast
photo courtesy N1JEI

Members of the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association have hit upon an innovative fundraising opportunity that also provides a valuable social component for its members: breakfast is served at the “Cafe CAARA” twice each month at its Stanwood Street club house in Gloucester.

“One [breakfast] is for the scholarship fund which we give two $250 scholarships to Rockport and Gloucester High graduating seniors who will be going to a technical, engineering college or someone entering the trades,” reports CAARA president Jon Cunningham, K1TP.  “The second breakfast proceeds go to our building fund. We are eating our way to balancing the budget, improving the club facility, and funding a CAARA Scholarship Fund. Stop over the club and enjoy a delicious meal.” Cunningham says this year CAARA plans refinish the club house’s first-floor hardwood floor.

The club took in proceeds of $363 at its last breakfast.

The breakfast menu typically consists of “eggs your way”, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, hash browns, english muffins, wheat toast, orange juice, and coffee.

“Everyone has a great time,” adds the club’s “top chef” Bill Morris, W1WMM. “I’m very happy we are doing the food events.  The breakfasts are great for club fellowship.” 


Framingham ARA Scholarship Deadline April 15, 2018

Framingham ARA logoThe Framingham Amateur Radio Association is offering a scholarship to any area high school senior who will be attending college in the next academic year, or currently enrolled in a college program.

Applicants holding an Amateur Radio license will receive preference. Non-licensed relatives of FARA members will also receive consideration. Membership in FARA is not required.

All applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2018. Please Contact Richard Cosma, AA1VI at rcosma@rcn.com,  or call 508-877-8241.

FEMARA Named to Maxim Society

FEMARA president Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF presenting $5,000 donation to ARRL Foundation president K1KI (right). Fellow board member K0QB is shown (center).

The Federation of Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Associations has been named to the Maxim Society based on its past scholarship donations to the ARRL Foundation.

A recent ARRL Board ruling now allows ARRL Foundation donations to be included in achieving Maxim Society status ($10,000 or more).

“FEMARA is now Maxim thanks to all the donations to the FEMARA Scholarship Fund over the years,” announced Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, ARRL Development Manager to FEMARA president Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF.

FEMARA, Inc. is responsible for organizing the New England Division Convention held each year in Boxboro. The 501 (c) (3)  corporation is charged with “providing funding for educational scholarships for amateur radio operators.”