Valuable Scholarship Information

Foundation for Amateur Radio Scholarship Information

The Foundation for Amateur Radio, Inc., will be administering a total of 57 scholarships, worth an aggregate of $94,575 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The scholarships range in value 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.
  • Applicants who attend a school located outside of the United States must provide a brochure describing the school.

This information is for public distribution. We would like  to get this to as many potential applicants as possible.

Dave Prestel, W8AJR
FAR Scholarship Committee 

A complete list of the scholarships being offered may be found at:

2017 Far Scholarship List

{This list was updated 2 Jan 17)

Note that students do not apply for specific scholarships. Instead, each application will be considered for all of the scholarships for which the students are qualified.

In order to be considered for the Chichester and QCWA scholarships, applicants must obtain the appropriate recommendations. Instructions for obtaining those recommendations may be found in the form, itself. These 16 scholarships are worth $38,000 in aggregate.

The 2017 FAR Scholarship application form may be accessed at:

FAR Scholarship Application

Applications must be submitted by April 30 The form may be edited until May 7We realize that some schools do not announce acceptances until May 1, so we are giving students the time to update their application in order to enter that information

The application form data goes directly into an encrypted, password protected PDF file that is available only to the review committee. No part of the application is stored on-line.

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