ARRL Scholarships for Amateur Radio Licensed Students

The mission of ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio, is “to promote and advance the art, science and enjoyment of Amateur Radio.” Recognizing that youth are the future of amateur radio, every year the ARRL Foundation awards over a million dollars in scholarships to deserving amateur radio operators of high school and college age who are pursuing higher education.

The ARRL Foundation 2022-2023 academic year scholarships are now open! Applications will be accepted starting on November 1, 2021 until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time on December 31, 2021. More than 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $25,000 will be awarded in 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must be active, FCC-licensed amateur radio operators and must submit a completed online application. Many scholarships specify a particular license such as Technician Class, General Class, or Extra Class. Some scholarships require residence in specified regions or states. Scholarships may also require students to be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or trade school and pursuing a certain field of study. You will not be considered for these scholarships unless your application clearly provides the necessary qualifying information. Please do not apply for scholarships for which you are not eligible.

High School Scholarships

Here are some selected scholarships that are open to high school students:

The ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Scholarship – Open only to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen holding any active Amateur Radio License Class. Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a sitting officer of an ARRL-affiliated club attesting to the applicant’s regular activity on the Amateur Radio spectrum and within the Amateur Radio community. $500 award plus 1 year ARRL membership for non-member.

The Central Arizona DX Association Scholarship – Graduating high school students with cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher will be considered before current college students. Applicants must reside in AZ and be Technician Class or higher. $1,000 award.

The Chick Allen NW3Y Scholarship – Applicant must be a U.S. citizen with any active amateur radio license; open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, and U.S. military veterans residing within 250 miles of Seaford, DE. $2,500 award.

The K6GO Gayle Olson and NA6MB Mike Binder Scholarship – Applicant must be a California high school senior entering an accredited college, university, junior college or trade technical school in the U.S. this coming fall. Applicant must demonstrate activity and interest in radio service or some technical proficiency by participating in some form of radio related activities such as emergency communications, equipment construction, community radio services, scouting, etc. $1,000 award.

The Harry A. Hodges W6YOO Scholarship – Applicant must be a high school senior and U.S. citizen with an FCC-issued Technician Class or higher amateur radio license. Applicant must demonstrate activity and interest in radio service or some technical proficiency by participating in some form of radio related activities such as emergency communications, equipment construction, community radio services, scouting, etc. Preference given to applicants from San Diego County, CA. $1,000 award.

The Palomar Amateur Radio Club (PARC) Scholarship – Applicant must be a high school senior, performing at a high academic level, residing in San Diego or Imperial Counties, with demonstrated activity and interest in emergency communications, equipment constructions, or community radio services. $1,000 award.

The K2TEO Martin J. Green, Sr. Memorial Scholarship – Applicant must be a General Class or higher license. No geographical, institution, or field of study requirements. Preference given to a student ham from a ham family. $1,000 award.

The K2PLF Martin J. Green, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – Applicant must be a General Class or higher license. No geographical, institution, or field of study requirements. Preference given to a student ham from a ham family. $1,000 award.

The Richard G. Kirkpatrick K8WU Memorial Scholarship – Applicant must be an Amateur Radio Operator pursuing higher education. No geographical, institution, or field of study requirements. $1,000 award.

The Wilse Morgan WX7P Memorial ARRL Northwestern Division Scholarship – Applicant must reside in the ARRL Northwestern Division (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington), have a General Class or higher license, and be studying Engineering, Medicine, Science or Business. Preference to applicants with 3.0 GPA or higher for the academic year immediately prior to application (high school or college). $2,000 award.

The Frankford Radio Club (FRC) Scholarship – The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and U.S. military veterans with a valid amateur radio license, enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school to study Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related fields. Preference given to residents within 175 miles from Alburtis, PA. $1,500 award.

The Tom and Judith Comstock Scholarship – Applicant must be a high school senior accepted at a 2 or 4-year college or a student currently enrolled at a 2 or 4-year college in any field of study. Open to any active Amateur Radio License Class operator residing in TX or OK. $2,000 award.

For the complete list and additional details about each scholarship, go to:

http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-descriptions

New This Year!

The ARRL Foundation will be utilizing a new Scholarship Management Platform for the 2022 ARRL Foundation Scholarships. All applicants must submit a completed online application. Transcripts and any additional required documents must be submitted WITH the application and not emailed separately as was done in the past. Transcripts must cover your entire high school and college career to date. Some scholarships require additional documents, such as a letter of recommendation from a sitting Officer of an ARRL-affiliated club. Applications without accompanying transcripts and additional required documents (if 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 2022 via USPS mail and email.

For general information, go to http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-program

Click here for the 2022 Scholarship Application!

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