In order to promote more interest in science and technology as well as Amateur Radio, the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association has created a scholarship program for promising high school seniors. This scholarship program is created to aid and award high school seniors in the Cape Ann communities who are pursuing further education in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Active involvement in Amateur Radio is also a consideration in the selection of scholarship awards.
CAARA Scholarship Committee
The CAARA Scholarship Committee will consist of three to five CAARA members, two of which will be the President and Treasurer. The committee's responsibilities will be the management of fundraising and administration of granting of the scholarships.
Funding for the awards will come from donations and fundraisers specifically designated for the scholarship fund. Funds will not be taken from membership dues, but may be solicited at the collection of dues. A portion of other fund raising efforts may be directed to the scholarship fund on a case-by-case basis as approved by the Board of Directors.
Selection of Recipients
Recipients of the award will be selected by a method approved by the Scholarship Committee, but candidates must show a keen interest in science, engineering or mathematics as evidenced by course selection, academic performance and outside interests. Favor will be given to those candidates who have an FCC Amateur Radio license and who operate on a regular basis. Students pursuing higher education or training in the above fields will also be favored.
The CAARA scholarship fund will make one-time awards of $250 to each student who is selected. The number of awards will depend on the funds available and will be given to students in Gloucester, Rockport and Manchester/Essex. The committee will strive to distribute the awards equitably to the area schools.