Scholarships

Quarter Century Wireless Assn (QCWA) Scholarship Program
QCWA offers cash scholarships each year to qualified radio amateurs enrolled in or planning to enroll in full time courses leading to degrees at accredited colleges and universities.   There are no restrictions as to sex, race, class of amateur license, course of study or geographic area.   The QCWA program is administered without charge by the Foundation of Amateur Radio in the Washington D.C. area.   Applications should be requested by interested radio amateurs on or after January 1 of each year only from the FAR Scholarship Committee.   Each applicant must be recommended by a QCWA member and applications must be received by FAR on or before April 15 of each year.

ARRL Foundation Scholarships

 
If you live in Florida and have an amateur radio license you can qualify for more than $42,650 worth of scholarship money.

Scholarships:

  • The Earl I. Anderson Scholarship-
    • Award Amount: $1,250
    • Number of Awards: 3 per year
    • License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Residence and attending classes in IL, IN, MI, or FL
    • Field of Study: Electronic Engineering or related technical field
    • Institution: Any
    • Other: Must be an ARRL Member
  • The Ernest L. Baulch, W2TX, and Marcia E. Baulch, WA2AKJ, Scholarship
    • Award Amount: $3,500
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year

    • License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class

    • Region: Any

    • Field of Study:  Any

    • Institution: Any 4-year college or university

  • The Richard W. Bendicksen, N7ZL, Memorial Scholarship-
    • Award Amount: $2,000
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Institution: 4-year college or university
  • The L. B. Cebik, W4RNL, and Jean Cebik, N4TZP, Memorial Scholarship-
    • Award Amount: $1,000
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Technician Class or higher
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Institution: 4-year college or university
  • The Challenge Met Scholarship -
    • Award Amount: $500
    • Number of Awards: Multiple
    • License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Institution: Accredited 2 or 4-year college, technical school, or university
    • Other: Applicants must submit documents of learning disability (by physician or school) and indications that applicant is putting forth substantial effort regardless of resulting academic grades.
  • The Dayton Amateur Radio Association Scholarships -
    • Award Amount: $1,000
    • Number of Awards: 4 per year
    • License Requirement:
      Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Institution: Accredited 4-year college or university
  • The Alfred E. Friend, Jr., W4CF Memorial Scholarship -
    • Award Amount: $5,000
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Engineering
  • The General Fund Scholarships -
    • Award Amount: $2,000
    • Number of Awards: Multiple per year licensed
    • License Requirement:
      Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Institution: Any
  • The William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship -
    • Award Amount:
      Based on qualifications, need, and other funding. May be $10,000 or more
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study:
      Bachelor's degree course in business-related, computers, medical, nursing, enginnering, or science
    • Institution: Regionally accredited
    • Other: Open only to high school seniors; must demonstrate financial need by submission of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Student Aid Report (SAR).

Note: The William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarships is available only to high school seniors and applications must be accompanied by transcript and a FAFSA based on current available information.

The Goldfarb Scholarships is a "gap" scholarship and the award is computed annually based on a calculation of each year's education costs minus other awards or scholarships received and minus the Expected Family Contribution(EFC) as calulated on the FAFSA each year. Student's are expected to maintain a B average and should submit transcripts of academic performance each semester to the ARRL Foundation Office.The Goldfarb Scholarship is awarded only for undergraduate degrees in the fields of study indicated above.

  • The Ted, W4VHF, and Itice, K4LVV, Goldthorpe Scholarship-
    • Award Amount: $500
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Institution: 4-year college or university
    • Other: Financial need; Active volunteer service in the community
  • The ARRL Scholarship to Honor Barry Goldwater, K7UGA - (may need to research to locate more information on this scholarship, last I check it was not listed on the current ARRL site)
    • Award Amount: $5,000
    • Number of Awards:
      1 per year, based on funds available
    • License Requirement:
      Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Bachelor's degree or higher
    • Institution: Regionally accredited
  • The K2TEO Martin J. Green, Sr. Memorial Scholarship -
    • Award Amount: $1,000
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: General class license or higher
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Institution: Any
    • Other: Preference given to a student ham from a ham family
  • IRARC Memorial, Joseph P. Rubino, WA4MMD, Scholarship -
    • Award Amount: $750
    • Number of Awards: Multiple per year as funds permit
    • License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Resident of Brevard County FL, or any FL resident
    • Field of Study:
      Undergraduate degree or electronic technician certification program
    • Institution: Accredited institution
    • Other: Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; preference given to need and higher GPA
  • The Scholarship of the Morris Radio Club of New Jersey -
    • Award Amount: $1,000
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Technician Class or higher
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Institution: 4-year college or university
  • The Wayne Nelson, KB4UT, Memorial Scholarship-
    • Award Amount: $1,000
    • Number of awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Any class of active Amateur Radio license
    • Region:
      Residence in Central FL (Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, Brevard and Polk counties). If none identified, residence in FL
    • Field of Study: Studies in a technical field
    • Institution: Accredited 4-year college or university
    • Other:
      • 1) U.S. citizen
      • 2) GPA 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in high school or for the previous undergraduate year
  • The North Fulton Amateur Radio League Scholarship Fund-
    • Award Amount: $900
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: None
    • Region: Residence in GA. If no qualified applicant, preference will be awarded to an applicant from the ARRL Southeastern Division (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands)
    • Field of Study: Engineering or Computer Science. If no qualified appilcant, award given regardless of the field of study.
    • Institution: Any
    • Other: Must be a member of ARRL
  • The Orlando HamCation Scholarship-
    • Award Amount: $1,000
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Any class of active Amatuer Radio license
    • Region: Residence in Central FL (Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, Brevard and Polk counties). If none identified, residence in FL
    • Field of Study: Technical field that supports the radio art
    • Institution: Accredited 4-year college or university
    • Other: U.S. citizenship
  • The Victor Poor, W5SMM Memorial Scholarship Fund-
    • Award Amount: $2,500
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Technician Class or higher
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Electrical Engineering, with a preference for concentration in digital communications.
    • Institution: Any
  • The Don Riebhoff Memorial Scholarship-
    • Award Amount: $1,000
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Active Technician Class or higher
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: International studies
    • Institution: Accredited post-secondary institution
    • Other:
      • 1) Academic merit, financial need and interest in promoting Amateur Radio
      • 2) Preference to an ARRL member
      • 3) Preference to baccalaureate or higher degree candidates
  • The Bill, W2ONV, and Ann Salerno Memorial Scholarship-
    • Award Amount: $1,000
    • Number of Awards: 2 per year
    • License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Institution: accredited 4-year college or university
    • Other:
      • 1) High School GPA must be 3.7 or higher
      • 2) Aggregate income of family household no greater than $100,000 per year
      • 3) Recipient may recieve this scholarship only once
  • The Southeastern DX Club Scholarship Fund-
    • Award Amount: $500
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: None; must be an active member of an amateur radio club affiliated with the ARRL
    • Region: Residence in GA. If no qualified applicant, preference will be awarded to an applicant from the ARRL Southeastern Division (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands)
    • Field of Study: Preference to applicatns pursuing Engineering or Computer Science
    • Institution: Any
  • The Carole J. Streeter, KB9JBR, Scholarship-
    • Award amount: $750
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement:
      Any class of active Amateur Radio license with preference for basic Morse code capability
    • Region: none
    • Field of Study: Medical
    • Institution: Accredited college or university
    • Other: U.S. citizenship
  • The Robert D., W8ST, and Donna J., W9DJS, Streeter Scholarship- 
      • Award Amount: $1,000
      • Number of Awards: 1 per year
      • License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class
      • Region: Any
      • Field of Study:  Horticulture and/or environmental sciences
      • Institution: Any
  • The Betty Weatherford, KQ6RE, Memorial Scholarship -
    • Award Amount: $1,000
    • Number of Awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Amateur Radio License
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Electrical or Communications Engineering
    • Institution: Any
  • The William C. Winscott, N6CHA, Memorial Scholarship-
    • Award Amount: $1,000
    • Number of awards: 1 per year
    • License Requirement: Active Amateur Radio license of any class
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Institution: Accredited 4-year college or university
    • Other: This scholarship is not currently active. First award will be made the year following Mr. Winscott's passing and receipt of the William C. Winscott Trust
  • The YASME Foundation Scholarship-
    • Award Amount: $2,000
    • Number of Awards: Multiple
    • License Requirement:
      Technician class or higher
    • Region: Any
    • Field of Study: Sciences or Engineering
    • Institution: Accredited four-year college or university
    • Other: Preference to students active in a local Amateur Radio Club and in community service. Preference to high school applicants ranked in the top 5%- 10% of their class or to college students in the top 10% of their class.
Previous awardees of a YASME Scholarship seeking renewal of must submit a new application and transcript each year.

Some other scholarships may be available below: