The ARRL Foundation Board of Directors recently approved two new scholarships.
The Helen Laughlin AM Mode Memorial Scholarship
The Helen Laughlin AM Mode Memorial Scholarship — a scholarship intended for women Amateur Radio operators — is funded through the generosity of the Laughlin-Beers Foundation and is intended exclusively for educational use — to provide assistance with the costs of tuition, room, board, books, and/or other fees essential to the advanced education of the recipient.
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university, and hold a General or higher Amateur Radio license. It is suggested that the applicant have made a contact in AM mode, but this is not a requirement.
Preference is given to Texas residents, but if no qualified applicant is identified, preference will be given to residents of Arkansas. If no qualified applicant is identified there, preference will be given to applicants residing in the ARRL West Gulf or Delta Divisions — the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. If no women qualify, then the award will go to a qualifying male applicant.
The scholarship award will be $1,000 annually, with the first scholarship granted in 2017.
The Atlanta Radio Club Scholarship
The Atlanta Radio Club Scholarship is funded through the generosity of the Atlanta Radio Club and is intended exclusively for educational use — to provide assistance with the costs of tuition, room, board, books, and/or other fees essential to the advanced education of the recipient.. Applicants must reside in Georgia, be between 17 and 25 years old at the time of the award, attend an accredited 4-year college or university, or graduate program and hold a Technician or higher Amateur Radio license.
The scholarship award will be $500 annually, with the first scholarship awarded in 2017. One scholarship is to be awarded per year.
In the case of all ARRL Foundation-administered scholarships, the Foundation shall determine the recipients of the award to be academically superior and the best among the scholarship applicants. Applicants for both scholarships must be US citizens.
The ARRL Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible radio amateurs for more than 80 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000, which will be awarded in 2017. More information is on the ARRL Foundation web page.
Applications for the 2017 scholarship process must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 31, 2017.