THE FRANK DARMOFALSKI (W1FD) SCHOLARSHIP FUND
of the Meriden Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
The Meriden Amateur Radio Club (MARC) is a service organization of radio amateurs (hams) providing communication services to the towns of Wallingford and Meriden Civil Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Red Cross and other community groups.
The club instituted a scholarship in 2006 to honor one of the club founders, Frank Darmofalski, W1FD, and will be awarding a deserving student in the Meriden or Wallingford schools a scholarship in his honor. The amount of the award varies each year and would be a minimum of $250.00.
The scholarship is awarded to those students who have followed a Communication, Electronic and related STEM curriculum in the secondary school and plan to continue their studies in college. We encourage all interested students to download an application from this web-site. Applications shall be considered confidential material and only members of the scholarship committee may review them.
*Must be in an accredited institution beyond high school and be enrolled in a stem tract of a curriculum in high school.
*Transcripts should be attached
*Preference is given to students in electronics or enrolled in one of the STEM fields of study.
*Open to all regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Awards shall be based upon academic grades, financial need, leadership qualities, area of study, public service activities and electronic projects.
Each year the scholarship program shall rotate between the towns of Meriden and Wallingford, Ct. One or more students in that town shall be awarded a scholarship based upon the number available. Commencing in the year 2016 awards shall be offered in Wallingford and continue in even numbered years. Meriden schools shall have the opportunity to compete in the odd number years commencing in 2017. Exceptions to the Meriden or Wallingford town rule will be made for MARC members’ children or grandchildren.
Applications should be returns by April 15th to the MARC P.O. Box.