David Knaus Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to
Vincent Bensch, KC9JVN
2016 Recipient
How to Apply for
David Knaus Memorial Scholarship

The recipient of the $1,500 WARAC David Knaus Memorial Scholarship for 2016 has been announced by the ARRL Foundation and he is Vincent Bensch, KC9JVN, of Madison. Vincent is a student at UW in Madison.

Vincent sent the following letter after he received the scholarship.

KC9JVN Letter

2016 is the twenty-eighth year that WARAC has offered scholarships to qualified amateurs. Since 1988, the West Allis Radio Amateur Club has awarded over $50,000 in Scholarships. See list of recipients below. One WARAC David Knaus Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually.

These scholarships are funded largely through tax-deductable donations, either cash or equipment. Donated equipment is sold and all proceeds go to the scholarship fund. Our Scholarship Chairman or other club officers may be contacted at any time regarding 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 February 1.

To apply: click on Scholarship Application Form on the ARRL Foundation Scholarships webpage. Fill out the application form and be sure to select David Knaus Memorial Scholarship in the list at the bottom of the form.

The David Knaus Memorial Scholarship is administered 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

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