Meet Scholarship Winner Michael Geesaman KJ4SST

Michael Geesaman KJ4SST
Michael Geesaman KJ4SST

The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club supports the ARRL’s mission of promoting our hobby to younger hams with a $1,000 college scholarship every year that is administered by the ARRL. Every fall, we send out notices to guidance counselors in the high schools of our club’s service area in hopes they will encourage eligible students to apply (see criteria below). The ARRL also promotes its scholarship program. This year’s winner of our scholarship was Michael Geesaman KJ4SST from Lanexa, VA in New Kent County. Michael is entering his Junior year at Old Dominion University. His field of study at ODU is Electrical Engineering. Michael was kind enough to reply to our inquiries about his interests and plans: Continue reading “Meet Scholarship Winner Michael Geesaman KJ4SST”

SVARC Scholarship Application Period Opens October 1

ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2019 ARRL Foundation scholarship program will be accepted between midnight, October 1, 2018, and 11:59 Eastern Standard Time January 31, 2019.  Transcripts must be received by Thursday, February 14, 2019. 

Download application form from the ARRL Foundation website.

More than 80 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 are awarded through the ARRL Foundation Scholarship program.

The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club Scholarship

Our club’s annual $1,000 scholarship—which is being administered through the ARRL Foundation—will provide financial assistance for the educational expenses of a radio amateur enrolled in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university and pursuing a degree in a business, science, math, engineering, or technology-related field. Preference will be given to applicants who live in the Virginia counties of Page, Shenandoah, Warren, or Clarke, or in the City of Winchester, or living in the West Virginia counties of Hampshire, Jefferson, or Berkeley. Continue reading “SVARC Scholarship Application Period Opens October 1”

SVARC Scholarship Announcement in QST

Our club, last year, voted to establish a $1,000 annual scholarship to be administered by the ARRL Foundation with a preference for candidates from our geographic service area. The members were enthusiastic about investing in the future of our hobby by encouraging licensed hams to continue their education. The first scholarship will be awarded this Spring, 2018.