Monday, June 6, 2016

YASME Foundation Announces Awards, Grants

Three well-known amateurs have been honored with YASME Foundation Excellence Awards this year, while separate grants were awarded for scholarships and youth contesting efforts. 

Carole Perry, WB2MGP,
was among three hams
honored with this year's
YASME Foundation
Excellence Awards.
(WB2MGP photo)

According to the ARRL Letter, Carole Perry, WB2MGP – a long-time CQ contributor and WorldRadio columnist – received one of the Excellence Awards for her "many years of contributions to teaching and mentoring youth interested in amateur radio," including her ongoing youth forums at the Dayton Hamvention® and work through the Radio Club of America. 

Also honored were Tim Duffy, K3LR, for his development of the Contest University program, and Tom Rauch, W8JI, for his "many contributions to the technical advancement of the Amateur Service."

In addition, grants were made to the ARRL Foundation and the Foundation for Amateur Radio for scholarships, and an additional grant went directly to help cover the expenses of two young hams from Ethiopia who took part in the IARU Region I Youth Contesting Program in Estonia.