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Scholarship Program


QCWA offers cash scholarships each year to qualified radio amateurs enrolled in or planning to enroll in full time courses leading to degrees at accredited colleges and universities.   There are no restrictions as to sex, race, class of amateur license, course of study or geographic area.   The QCWA program is administered without charge by the Foundation of Amateur Radio in the Washington D.C. area.   Applications should be requested by interested radio amateurs on or after January 1 of each year only from the FAR Scholarship Committee.   Each applicant must be recommended by a QCWA member and applications must be received by FAR on or before April 15 of each year.

From a single $500.00 scholarship presented to John, WA2MYU in 1978, to the 36 awards scheduled for 2015, QCWA scholarships have been awarded for 36 consecutive years. To date we will have awarded over 448 scholarships totaling more than $471,850 scholarships.

Donations to the QCWA Scholarship Fund are federal income tax deductible as QCWA is a IRS Section 501(c)(3) charitable entity.   Contributions to the Fund are frequently made in memory of Silent Keys.   All contributions should be payable to the QCWA Memorial Scholarship Fund and mailed to:

All contributions are acknowledged in writing.

Scholarships Awarded Thus Far

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