Foundation for Amateur Radio Scholarships

The 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. [Full story]

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Two ARRL Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Eastern MA Amateurs

The 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 …

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Cape Ann ARA “Breakfast Tradition”

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 …

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Framingham ARA Scholarship Deadline April 15, 2018

The 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.

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FEMARA Named to Maxim Society

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 …

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