David Knaus Memorial Scholarship
Now $3000!

Congratulations to
Gabrielle Nelsen, KC9UVL
2022 Recipient

The recipient of the $3000 WARAC David Knaus Memorial Scholarship for 2022 was announced in June by the ARRL Foundation and she is Gabrielle Nelsen, KC9UVL, of Hudson, Wisconsin.

Gabrielle sent us the following note after her award was announced:

My name is Gabrielle Nelsen and I will be finishing out my time at Concordia University-Wisconsin this fall. I am studying K-12 Special Education, with a minor in Director of Church Ministries. This final semester will be student teaching, so I will have the opportunity to be in an elementary/middle school, as well as a high school resource room. I am a member of the St. Croix Valley Radio Amateur Club, as well as ARRL, and have participated in SkyWarn classes and field days. Thank you so much for your generosity and providing me with this opportunity to continue my education!

Thank you so much!
~Gabrielle, KC9UVL

How to Apply
for the David Knaus Memorial Scholarship

The West Allis Radio Amateur Club has awarded over $66,000 in Scholarships to qualified radio amateurs since 1988. One WARAC David Knaus Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually and in 2022 the amount was increased to $3000. See list of past recipients below.

These scholarships are funded largely by an endowment established by WARAC for this purpose. Also, proceeds from donated equipment sales are used to further support the scholarship program. Our Scholarship Chairman or other club officers may be contacted at any time regarding tax-deductible donations.


Application Information

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must hold an Amateur Radio license and be a resident of Wisconsin (preferred) or the ARRL Central Division (Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin). Applicants must be pursuing a 2-year or 4-year degree.

When to Apply: Applications must be made between October 1 and January 31.

To apply: click on Scholarship Application Form on the ARRL Foundation Scholarships webpage. Fill out the application form, then scroll down and be sure to select David Knaus Memorial Scholarship in the list below the form (about 2/3 of the way down).

The David Knaus Memorial Scholarship is administered for WARAC by the ARRL Foundation.

WARAC Scholarship Chairman: Howard Smith, WA9AXQ



WARAC Memorial Scholarship Recipients

1988 - $700 Each
Emil Kumershek, W9WYF, Memorial Scholarships
Douglas Kleeman, KA9LWN, Shawano
Scott L. Young, N9FZS, Colby

1989 - $500 Each
Douglas Kleeman, KA9LWN, Shawano
David C. Wright, WB9VOZ, Wausau

1990 - $500 Each
Douglas Kleeman, KA9LWN, Shawano
Chad Kurszewski, WE9V, Greenfield
Martin Van Der Burgt, KA9MSR, Kaukauna

1991 - $500 Each
Martin Van Der Burgt, KA9MSR, Kaukauna
David C. Wright, WB9VOZ, Milwaukee
Robert J. Goemans, N9HAD, Madison

1992 - $750 Each
Robert J. Goemans, N9HAD, Madison
Douglas Kleeman, KA9LWN, Shawano
Timothy J. Czerwonka, WO9U, Chetek

1993 - $1000 Each
Robert J. Goemans, N9HAD, Madison
Timothy J. Czerwonka, WO9U, Chetek
Karen M. Schneider, N9SVA, Appleton

1994 - $1000 Each
Robert J. Goemans, N9HAD, Madison
Karen M. Schneider, N9SVA, Appleton
Marvin Rutishauser, WB9PKL, Memorial Scholarship:
  Amy Tlachac, N9TLN, Wisconsin Rapids

1995 - $1000 Each
Timothy J. Czerwonka, WO9U, Chetek
Steven D. Miller, KB9DFE, Spooner
Karen M. Schneider, N9SVA, Appleton

1996 - $1000 Each
Christopher D. Molek, KB9GTK - Richland Center
Karl J. Mueller, N9NFQ - West Allis
Amy L. Tlachac, N9TLN - Wisconsin Rapids

1997 - $1000 Each
Steven D. Miller, KB9DFE - Spooner
Christopher D. Molek, KB9GTK - Richland Center
Amy L. Tlachac, N9TLN - Wisconsin Rapids

1998 - $1000 Each
Jessica L. Winzenried, KB9AMX - Stevens Point
Kurtis M. Kaun, N9PPF - Menomonie
Michael R. Placek, KB9SCH - Oak Creek

1999 - $1000 Each
Phillip A. Bogacki, KB9KEE - Milwaukee
Christopher D. Molek, KB9GTK - Richland Center

2000 - $1000 Each
Phillip A. Bogacki, KB9KEE - Milwaukee
Michael R. Placek, KB9SCH - Oak Creek

2001 - $1000 Each
Andrew A. Knitt, KB9JOZ - Rhinelander
Andrew J. Wagner, KB9TAC - Menomonie

2002 - $1500
Michael J. Haessler, KB9TGF Waupaca

2003 - $1500
Nicholas J. Luther, K9NL Oshkosh

2004 - $1500
Nicholas J. Luther, K9NL Oshkosh

2005 - $1500
Amber Lea Ericksen, KC9FVW Chippewa Falls

2006 - $1500
Travis J. Waack, KB9YRC Manitowoc

2007 - $1500
Peter S. Johnson, Sr, AB9PJ Marinette

2008 - $1500
Patrick T. Weeks, KB9ULT - Racine

2009 - $1500
James A. Markstrom, KB9MMA - Racine

2010 - $1500
Eric A Haskins, KB9JVH - Elkhorn

2011 - $1500
John L Moder II, N9MXX - Hales Corners

2012 - $1500
Tyler Lehman, KC9FKE - Marinette

2013 - $1500
Kathryn Swenson, KC9OYG - Viroqua

2014 - $1500
Hunter Clark, KC9LGG - Pewaukee

2015 - $1500
John T Peters, KC9HLM - Springfield, IL

2016 - $1500
Vincent Bensch, KC9JVN - Madison

2017 - $1500
Erik Maplethorpe, KC9PDU - Round Lake, IL

2018 - $2000
John Fuller, KD9DMN - Pewaukee

2019 - $2000
Skylar Dannhoff, KD9JPX - LaCrosse

2020 - $2,000
Eric Albitz, N9ETA - Chippewa Falls

2021 - $2,000
Ryan Sissons, KD9BGD - Bargersville, IN

2022 - $3,000
Gabrielle Nelsen, KC9UVL - Hudson

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