Scholarship Award Regulations

 
Deadline for this year's application is April 15, 2016
You can also go www.farweb.org for more information on the scholarships or write to:
FAR Scholarship Committees
P.O. Box 911
Columbia, MD 21044

YLRL Scholarships

The Young Ladies’ Radio League also provides two scholarships of $2000.00 each year. These scholarships are offered in memory of two of the founding mothers – Ethel Smith, K4LMB, and Mary Lou Brown, NM7M. The Mary Lou Brown scholarship was created posthumously to honor her immense contribution to the organization. She was not only a past President, but was extremely active with the scholarship fund. After her death it seemed fitting to honor her with a scholarship in her name.

The scholarships are granted to "worthy Young Ladies for continuing their education, with preference given to those in academic study of communications and electronics or related arts and sciences" as according  to the YLRL by-laws.  A ham licence is currently mandatory for all scholarships being administered by the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) as these three are.

At the convention in Vancouver, WA in 2014, the officers created a new 3rd Scholarship to honor Marte Wessel K0EPE.  Marte was the driving force for the Scholarship Drive every 3 years.  This year marked a banner year, raising a total of $4,658.  Unfortunately Marte became a Silent Key on Sept 23, 2014.  Marte will be missed, but her memory will live long.

Criteria

The Young Ladies Radio League sponsors three scholarships:
·         The Ethel Smith, K4LMB, Memorial Scholarship which pays $2,000.
·         The Mary Lou Brown, NM7N, Memorial Scholarship which pays $2,000.
·         The Martha MarteWessel, K0EPE, Memorial Scholarship which pays $1,000.

  • a. Applicants must be female and
  • b. Hold at least an FCC Technician Class or equivalent foreign authorization and
  • c. Intend to seek a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree from a U.S. college or university.

There are no residence restrictions and non-US Amateurs are eligible.  Preference will be given to students studying communications, electronics, or related arts and sciences.  The Ethel Smith and Mary Lou Brown scholarships will be awarded to full-time students.  The Martha “Marte” Wessel, K0EPE, Memorial Scholarship is intended for a part-time student who is working full time while a student.

The cut–off date for applications is April 15, 2016

Here is a link to the scholarship application form. Please publish it to your organization and anywhere else you feel might get it into the eyes of prospective applicants.

2016 FAR Scholarship Application Form

Prospective applicants can also access the form at www.farweb.org

Linda Hynan AC5QQ
1312 Western Ridge Drive
Waco, TX 7671 

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Past Scholarship Receivers

The following Young Ladies who have received the YLRL scholarships since 2000. Each of the scholarships are in the amount of $2000 and are administered through the Foundation for Amateur Radio.

K4LMB Ethel Smith Memorial Scholarship
2000 Megan M. Ross KF4PAS Portsmouth, VA Biology/PT Wesleyan College
2001 Rebecca C. Sakarias KL7RC Juneau, AK Physics/Math S. Oregon University
2002 Carolyn M. Keydash N3DON Berlin, MD Aerospace  
2003 Therse G. Long
KC8PEZ
Imlay City, MI Biology Univ. of Michigan
2004 Victoria Reid
AA3OT
Cook Forest, PA Political Science Clarion University
2005 Amy Johnson
KB3HKF
Beaver Falls, PA Elem Education Geneva College
2006 Amy Johnson
KB3HKF
Beaver Falls, PA Elem Education Geneva College
2007 Haoqi Li
KI4LID
Fairfax, VA Engineering  
2008 Rebecca Rich
KB0VVT
Raytown, MO Electrical Engineering MIT
2009 Sara Sneed
KC0YHN
Wayzata, MN Computer Engineering Univ of Minn
2010 Rebecca Rich
KB0VVT
Raytown, MO Electrical Engineering MIT
2011 Sarah E. Stanley KE5WEJ Houston, TX

Mathematics

Univ of Huston
2012

Lindsey Meyer
KG6ELV

Soquel, CA

Neuroscience/Linguistics.

Pomona College
2013

Lindsey Meyer
KG6ELV

Soquel, CA

Neuroscience/Linguistics.

Pomona College
2014 Caroline M. Stanley KE5WEK Houston, TX CPA/Int'l Auditor Hardin-Simmons Univ
2015 Natalia Baykova 
KG7MWN
Salt Lake City , UT Mechanical Engineering University of Pennsylvania
2017 Magdalina Moses,  KM4EGE      


SNM7N Mary Lou Brown Memorial Scholarship
2000 Tara Sheedy
KC2DIN
Castelton, NY    
2001 Rebecca Polwczac
N2LPW
Ganesvoort, NY Chemistry Clarkson University
2002 Rebecca Worster
KD5LSS
Harrison, AR Journalsim Univ of Arkansas
2003 Tiffany Swann
KF4DGT
Warner Robbins, GA Geology Rice University
2004 Amy Johnson
KB3HKF
Beaver Falls, PA Elem Education Geneva College
2005 Therese Long
KC8PEZ
Imlay City, MI Osteopathy Michigan State
2006 Victoria Reid
AA3OT
Cook Forest, PA Law School Valpariso University
2007 Jenny Kim
AD7DN
Las Vegas, NV Electrical Engineering Cornell University
2008 Stephanie Schaeffer
KC2NSA
Binghamton, NY Elem Education Marywood Univ
2009 Samantha Hendrickson KE7ZZR  Colville, WA    
2010 Sara Sneed
KC0YHN
Wayzata, MN Computer Engineering Univ of Minn
2011 Lauren A. Rice
KC2LR
Syracuse, NY

Biological Science

Cornell University

2012 Erin King
AK4JG
Columbus,  GA

Computer Science/
Electrical Engineering

MIT
2013 Sarah Stanley
KE5WEJ
Houston, TX 

Mathematics/Music

Univ of Houston
2014 Rachel E. Bolen
KC3COQ
Laytonsville, MD

Mechanical Engineering

Grove City College
2015 Julie Knappik 
KB1YTT
Raynham, MA

Mechanical Engineering

University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
2017 Jordyn L. Mann, 
K1KXJ
     
Martha Wessel, K0EPE, Memorial Scholarship
 2015 Lisa M. Ferguson KK6AFC Atascadero, CA  Electrical Engineering Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2017 Kim Fisher, KF3ASL