Earlier this year, RAC announced the availability, once again, of scholarship availability to young Amateurs who are taking post-secondary schooling in Electrical, Electronic and Software Engineering. Students in other fields of study will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You must be a licensed Amateur and we remind everyone that the deadline for applications is July 31, 2014.
In 2013, RAC gave out three Education Scholarships of $500 each to: Paulyn Mulles, VE3PJM, who is attending Carleton University; Jason Deglint, VE7TJD, who is attending University of Victoria; and Liam Bindle, VE5LRB, who is attending the University of Saskatchewan. Each of these young Amateurs received a $500 academic scholarship to assist their further studies in Electrical Engineering. In their application each one stated how being an Amateur is a good match to their schooling and provides hands-on ability to complement their academic studies.
Shaftesbury High School in Winnipeg also received a $500 community grant to assist them in becoming the only permanent Telebridge Station in Canada to communicate with the Amateur Radio Station on the International Space Station (ARISS) under the guidance of Robert Striemer, VE4SHS.
Details on all four categories of scholarships and applications can be found at Scholarships Canada:
Scholarships Canada Website
Further detailed information is also available on the RAC Website at:
If you know an Amateur who is studying at the post-secondary level they should consider applying for one of these grants.
RAC would also like to thank all the Canadian Amateurs whose generous donations over the years enable RAC to assist the leaders of tomorrow.
Bill Unger, VE3XT
RAC North/East Ontario Regional Director