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Hustle and Get Your ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Applications in Before December 31!

If you’re a ham pursuing higher education or know of one—it’s go-time to get those ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program applications in before the December 31, 2021 deadline (11:59 PM EST—if you’re looking to get down to the wire and really live on the edge). With more than 100 scholarships available that range from $500 to $25,000, it’s an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed—and why not get paid for participating in what is (in our totally unbiased opinion) simply the world’s most fantastic hobby?

Here’s what you need to know:

  • All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs (active non-U.S. radio amateurs are eligible for scholarships sponsored by ARDC), and many scholarships have specific requirements, such as intended area of study, or residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section, or state, and license class.
  • Some scholarships also require additional documentation, such as letters of recommendation. The ARRL Foundation will be utilizing a new Scholarship Management Platform for the 2022 ARRL Foundation Scholarships.
  • Applicants no longer choose specific scholarships but will be matched with all scholarships for which they qualify. Transcripts and any additional required documents must be submitted with the application, not emailed separately as was done in the past.
  • Applications without accompanying transcripts and applicable required documentation will not be considered.
  • The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applicants, and scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2022 via USPS mail and email.

Individuals, groups, or clubs interested in establishing an ARRL Foundation Scholarship can go to the Sample Terms of Reference for lots of info on how to get set up.

For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program.

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