Friday, July 6, 2018

ARRL Foundation Grants 89 Scholarships

The ARRL Foundation in mid-June announced its 2018 scholarship winners. The foundation administers some 70 scholarship programs for a variety of organizations. This year, 89 scholarships were awarded, with recipients being about two-thirds male and one-third female, and living all over the United States. Virtually all of the scholarships are for post-secondary education.
Not yet thinking about post-high school plans are sister and brother Audrey and Jack McElroy, KM4BUN and KM4ZIA, respectively. The Forsyth County (Georgia) News reported in July that both were helping to provide communications for the Atlanta Track Club's Peachtree Road Race 10k run. Audrey, who's 14, ran in the race and carried a handheld with her to report on any problems she observed, while 10-year-old Jack manned a station at the medical tent near the finish line. The Peachtree Road Race is the largest 10k race in the country, according to the report. Audrey and Jack's parents are both hams as well.  Dad Tom is W4SDR and Mom Jan is K4PRM.