ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $25,000
Awards Available: 100

Thank you for your interest in the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program for eligible amateur radio operators pursuing higher education. The ARRL Foundation manages more than 100 scholarships established by generous donors ranging from $500 to $25,000.

The 2024 scholarship cycle opens at 9:00 am (Eastern Standard Time) on October 30, 2023 and will close at 12:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on January 10, 2024.

The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applicants for eligibility and award decisions. 

All applicants must be an active, FCC-licensed amateur radio operators. [NOTE: Active foreign amateur radio operators are eligible for the ARDC 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.

 A number of 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. 

Scholarship recipients will tentatively be notified by early June 2024 via USPS mail and email. Awards are mailed directly to recipients' schools and will be awarded in early July 2024.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Scholarships are awarded for the academic year that will begin no earlier than June 2024 following the application deadline. Transcripts must cover your entire high school career to date and, if in college, must include all semesters for which grades have been awarded. If you are applying for graduate school assistance, high school transcripts are not necessary. Some scholarships require additional documentation such as a letter of recommendation from a sitting Officer of an ARRL-affiliated club. You will not be considered for these scholarships unless you provide the required documents. Some scholarships require attendance at specified schools or at schools within specified areas or states. Scholarships may also require enrollment within certain major fields of study. If you are currently in High School you are required to upload a copy of the FAFSA with your scholarship application. You will not be considered for these scholarships unless your application clearly provides the necessary qualifying information.

Eligibility

  • GPA: 2.0+
  • Must be holding an amateur radio license for at least 1 year
  • Citizenship: United States and All Other Countries
  • Grade Level: H.S. Senior, Undergrad, Graduate
  • Scholarship Award Amounts: $500-$25,000
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