Staff Report

The Santa Barbara Wireless Foundation is accepting applications for its new scholarship in support of students who intend to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a college-bound high school senior in May 2022.

Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics in higher education, and should have an excellent academic record. While not requirements, preference is given to applicants who are graduating from a high school in Santa Barbara County and who hold an active Federal Communications Commission amateur radio license.

The application period is open through April 30. Applications may be completed online at

The scholarship is funded through contributions made to the Santa Barbara Wireless Foundation Scholarship Fund. Tax-deductible donations to the Scholarship Fund may be made at the foundation’s website 

The Santa Barbara Wireless Foundation and Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club together form a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation to promote education for people interested in telecommunications, disseminate information about scientific discoveries and progress in the field of wireless communications, and train communicators for public service and emergency communications.