Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Opportunities for Young Hams - YOTA Camp and Scholarships

YOTA Camp Applications Accepted Through March 15
 Licensed amateurs from North, Central and South America between the ages of 15 and 25 are encouraged to apply for this summer's first-ever North American edition of the popular Youth on the Air (YOTA) Camp. The deadline is March 15. There are slots for 20 to 30 campers to attend (20 guaran- teed; up to 10 additional slots may be added if funding is available).

The North American YOTA Camp will be held from June 21-26, 2020, at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting near Cincinnati, Ohio. Cost of attendance is $100 plus transportation to and from the museum. Some scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the fee, which is not collected until after an applicant has been accepted. For details or to apply online, visit <http://YouthOnTheAir.org>.

Foundation for Amateur Radio Scholarships Available

 Applications are now being accepted by the Foundation for Amateur Radio for the more than 50 scholarships it admin- isters. Initial applications are due by April 30, with amendments permitted through May 7. Amounts vary widely as do requirements for individual scholarships, although a general requirement is to hold a valid amateur radio license and be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college, university or technical school. According to the ARRL, applicants submit a single application and are considered for any award for which they qualify. Detailed information and application forms are available on the FAR website at <https://tinyurl.com/t5cpmrm>.