Scholarships Available Through Arizona Federation of Republican Women
Below is a listing of scholarships available annually to graduating high school seniors and full-time college students. Go to the About AzFRW page to access current applications. For more information contact Pat Lutes.
Betty Rendel Scholarship
The National Federation of Republican Women established the Betty Rendel Scholarship Fund in September 1995 in honor of NFRW Past President Betty Rendel's extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to the Republican Party in her home state of Indiana and at the national level. The three annual scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to female undergraduates who are majoring in political science, government or economics and have successfully completed at least two years of college coursework. The recipients are chosen from applicants from across the nation. Scholarship winners may not reapply. Deadline: Applications due to State Federation President by JUNE 1.
National Pathfinder Scholarship
The National Federation of Republican Women established the National Pathfinder Scholarship Fund in 1985 in honor of First Lady Nancy Reagan. The three annual scholarships of $2,500 provide financial assistance and support to women seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees. Undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master's degree program, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Recent high school graduates and undergraduate freshmen are not eligible. Scholarship winners may not reapply. Deadline: Applications due to State Federation President by JUNE 1.
Dorothy Andrews Kabis Memorial Internship
The Dorothy Andrews Kabis Memorial Internship honors the former president of the NFRW (1963-1967) who later was appointed U.S. Treasurer by President Richard Nixon. The internship gives female undergraduates the opportunity to spend part of the summer working at national headquarters in Alexandria, VA. It includes a small monetary allowance, roundtrip airfare to and from Washington, D.C., and housing in the D.C. metropolitan area. Applicants must be at least a junior in college or a college student 21 years of age or older. They should have a general knowledge of government, a keen interest in politics, campaign experience, and sufficient clerical office skills that are adaptable to a busy office. Internship recipients may not reapply. Deadline: Applications due to the State Federation President by DECEMBER 1.
AzFRW Dodie Londen Memorial TARS Scholarship
This scholarship was created by AzFRW to honor the memory of an extremely active Republican woman, Dodie Londen. Dodie served as chairman of the Arizona Republican Party and was active in Arizona politics for decades. Dodie set a high example of how woomen can be effective and successful in the political arena in a volunteer capacity by working hard to register Republicans and by getting Republicans elected to office. Dodie Londen passed away in 2006 after suffering for many years with severe back problems. It is in her honor that AzFRW will award a yearly monetary scholarship to young women in the Arizona Teenage Republicans. The criteria for the state TARS scholarship states that the recipients must remain active in TARS and use the monetary award to attend the TARS National Leadership Conference each July in Washington, D.C. Check the AzFRW webpage for more information, where you can also find the TARS handbook. Deadline: Applications due to TARS office, c/o Lois Fitch, by MAY 1.
The Laura Bush Scholarship
The Arizona Federation of Republican Women created their own proprietary scholarship in 1988 in honor of outstanding Republican women leaders who contributed and promoted programs in literacy, education, to assist young Republican women with their college education, and to promote future Republican women leaders. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, registered as Republicans, and pre-enrolled as full-time students. Deadline: MAY 10. For more information, contact Pat Lutes.