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.
QCWA scholarships are funded from earnings on the invested Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Program was established by the QCWA Board of Directors in 1977 and an initial $500 scholarship was awarded in 1978. Over the years QCWA Chapters, members and others have contributed to the fund and each year QCWA has offered more cash and scholarships to radio amateurs. In 2012 QCWA offered tweleve(12) cash scholarships. Since 1978 there have been 366 Scholarships presented totaling $368,850.00
Donations to the QCWA Scholarship Fund are federal income tax deductible as QCWA qualifies as an 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
If you have any questions please contact:
Timothy G. 'Tim' Donovan - W4CLK - Chairman
QCWA Memorial Scholarship Fund
4502 Rachael Manor Drive
Fairfax, VA 22032