The William Bennett, W7PHO, Memorial Scholarship

W7PHO QSL Card, courtesy

The William Bennett, W7PHO, Memorial Scholarship was established after the death of WWDXC founder and larger than life DXer Bill Bennett back in the 1989.  Initial scholarship funds we provided by Bill’s friends up and down the West coast and world-wide.  The endowment is maintained by the ARRL Foundation.

High school seniors located in the ARRL Northwest, Pacific, or Southwest division who are interested in the W7PHO scholarship program can apply between October 1st and January 31st directly to the ARRL Foundation’s Scholarship Program.   More than 80 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 are awarded through the ARRL Foundation scholarship program.

Past Recipients

In memory of Bill Bennett, W7PHO SK December 23 1985

2019 - Rahul Tewari - KK6GIH, San Jose, CA

2018 – Barbara J. Tower, K7GRL, Coos Bay, OR

2017 – Maya A. Schulz – KK6TBY, Cedarville, CA

2016 – Joseph M. Pepe-Phelps – KL3JY, Anchorage, AK
2015 – Tobin A. Meyers – KG7NDA, Scottsdale, AZ
2014 – Bryant M. Beck – KF7OSG, Laurel, MT
2013 – Joy Mellera – KI6AJC, West Point, CA
2012 – Michael Cox – KF7EEC Las Vegas, NV
2011 – John Wheeler – KD7YZD Beavercreek OR
2010 – Alexander Lemke – AF6JF, Fallbrook, CA
2009 – Elizabeth Alpert – KG6JDH, Palmdale, CA
2008 – Chris Renfrow – KD7TDC, Ellensburg, WA
2007 – Jenny Kim, AD7DN – Henderson, NV
2006 – Alan Rutledge – KE6OMO, Pasadena, CA
2005 – Garrett Swanburg – KD7MCS, Monroe, WA