The Copeland Scholarships are granted to graduating high school Seniors from the Greater Austin Area, or members of AARC, or college students from the greater Austin area colleges or local area students attending out of state colleges.
Applicants must hold a current amateur radio license of any class, and furnish a transcript of grades and courses already taken, along with a copy of the FCC issued license, or a Certificate of FCC examination credit from a recognized Amateur Radio Volunteer Examiner group, (usually AARL VEC or W5YI VEC certified). All documents listed to be sent with the application, to Austin Community Foundation.
Applicants can also apply for a scholarship to attend a recognized vocational institute, but scholarships are not granted for strictly on line study. In any case, monies are only sent by ACF directly to the school for books, tuition, and fees, upon certification that the student has enrolled and been accepted.
Applicants must apply by Jan. 31 to be considered for the CURRENT year to Austin Community Foundation.
The Scholarships can be applied to either the Summer or Fall terms.
Present Scholarship recipients must reapply each year to continue grants, including a current transcript of their last semester attended.
Scholarship amounts vary per student and type of college attended, (a resident at a University is usually granted more than someone living at home attending a community two year school.) The Copeland Scholarships have totaled more than $200,000 over the life of the program. The earnings on an investment each year determine the amount that can be granted. A Scholarship board of AARC administers the selection process after ACF certifies all applicants have submitted all required information. Only holders of Amateur Radio, FCC issued licenses can apply for the Copeland Scholarships.