RCA scholarship applications invited

Applications are due by May 1, 2008

RCA Scholarship Fund..

The Foundation for Amateur Radio has begun accepting applications for scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year. Of the Radio Club of America’s 12 scholarship money grants for the year, FAR administers and selects the recipients for three of them. The FAR-administered scholarships are the only RCA grants available to students regardless of location. The remainder of RCA’s scholarships are connected with specific colleges and universities where only students matriculated there are eligible.

The FAR scholarship application process is open to all licensed radio amateurs worldwide. Visit the FAR scholarship web page to learn how to apply, and pass the word to those who may know students who could benefit from RCA’s scholarship program.

The following were chosen by FAR to receive RCA scholarships for the 2007-2008 academic year:

Patrick Mohr KC7ZZV is an 18-year-old who was home schooled but has taken classes at community colleges for several years. At the time of his scholarship grant, he was expected to enroll in Oregon Tech, majoring in computer science and engineering, with interest in both hardware and software development. He holds a General class license and has been licensed since 1998. He works VHF FM and is a member of the Link-ups KN7XXM Radio Club and the Clackamas Amateur Radio Emergency Services, and is active with ARES and public service events.

Daniel Freidrichs K0IPG is a 21-year-old senior studying electrical engineering at South Dakota State University. He holds an Extra class license, and helped his younger brother to also become licensed. He is a past president and current member of the board of directors of the Le Mars Community ARC, and a member of the Brookings Radio Research Club. He is interested in home-brewing and has constructed three complete 2m repeaters from Motorola surplus as well as antennas and other items.

Stephen Sciarini KC8IDJ is a 20-year-old senior attending the University of Akron with a major in electrical engineering and a minor in computer science. He holds an Extra class license and hails from an all-ham family. He is presently active on PSK31, packet, and QRP on the HF bands and 2 meters. He is a member of the Massillon Amateur Radio Club and enjoys field day and fox hunts, and has been active with emergency communications, both exercise and real.

Source: Foundation for Amateur Radio

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