STEM-Majors Receive $200,747 in Funding for Scholarship Support to Attend Hampton University

HAMPTON, VA (SEPT. 12, 2022)—Hampton University announced today that it has received a $200,747 grant from the Amateur Radio Digital Communications Foundation. This private foundation supports amateur radio and digital communication science and technology. Funding received will be used to establish scholarship funding to support for students majoring in STEM-related fields who may experience a gap in funding, who needs tuition assistance, or who may have a financial need.  

“The focus of this investment is to provide academic support for students studying in STEM areas and have an unmet need. This funding is incredible and supports the university’s vision of delivering the number student experience in America. This funding is appreciated and we look forward to building a long-term relationship that provides stellar support to our amazing students,” said Darrell K. Williams, Hampton University President.  

The Amateur Radio Digital Communications Foundation has a preference be given to students enrolled in electrical engineering and/or computer engineering study areas. Mr. Eugene Marshall, Hampton University’s Director of Athletics and involved in cultivating this scholarship opportunity, said, “We appreciate the generosity of the foundation in assisting to cultivate the next generation of highly trained leaders in sought-after fields. We are anxious to begin work with the foundation’s leaders to introduce them to our students and begin the exciting work of growing future STEM-professionals.”  

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at 757.727.5000. 

About the Amateur Radio Digital Communications Foundation 
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC)?is a California-based foundation with roots in amateur radio and the technology of internet communication. Our mission is to support, promote, and enhance digital communication and broader communication science and technology, to promote amateur radio, scientific research, experimentation, education, development, open access, and innovation in information and communication technology. 

About Hampton University 
Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character and preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasis is scientific and professional with a strong liberal arts under girding. In carrying out its mission, the University requires that everything that it does be of the highest quality. A historically black institution, Hampton University is committed to multiculturalism. The University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. Research and public service are integral parts of Hampton’s mission. In order to enhance scholarship and discovery, the faculty is engaged in writing, research, and grantsmanship. In achieving its mission, Hampton University offers exemplary programs and opportunities which enable students, faculty and staff to grow, develop and contribute to our society in a productive and useful manner.  Visit for more information.