Robert Michael, N3FA, Scholarship

The Robert Michael, N3FA, Scholarship presented by the Murgas Amateur Radio Club.

The membership of the Murgas Amateur Radio Club of Wilkes-Barre has voted to rename its yearly scholarship in memory of founding member and Past President Robert Michael, N3FA who passed away in 2016. Bob had been a driving force in the organization since its inception in 1975, serving several terms as President and holding every other office in the Club. He also served as Chairman of the groups’ yearly fund raising effort, The Murgas ARC Hamfest.
The Robert Michael, N3FA, Scholarship presented by the Murgas Amateur Radio Club is a $500 scholarship, administered by the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) in Washington, DC is offered to a licensed Amateur Radio operator.
To be eligible for the scholarship, all applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
• Hold a valid US or foreign amateur radio license,
• Be enrolled, or have been accepted for enrollment, at an accredited university, college or technical school.
• Applicants who attend a school located outside of the United States must enclose a brochure describing the school.
In addition, those applying for the Robert Michael Scholarship must meet these requirements:
The applicants’ home address must be in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and he, or she, must seek a Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university. There is no restriction on the course of study.
Any licensed amateur interested in applying for this or any of the 57 scholarships administered by FAR this year, worth an aggregate of $94,575 can find more information and an application at
The FAR Scholarship Committee is responsible for the administration of amateur radio-related scholarships that are sponsored by individuals and Amateur Radio clubs from across the nation. The FAR scholarship application process is open to all licensed Amateur Radio operators worldwide.
For more information on the Murgas Amateur Radio Club, go to