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 each are available to provide financial assistance and support to young women seeking undergraduate or master's degrees. College sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and students enrolled in a Master's Program are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Recent high school graduates and first year college women are not eligible to apply for the scholarship. Scholarship winners may not re-apply. Applicants may only apply for one NFRW scholarship per year.
A complete application must include the following:
A) Official application form, all sections fully completed. Please write or print clearly. Use black ink.
B) Three letters of recommendation, including telephone numbers/emails of authors for follow-up.
C) An official copy of the applicant's most recent college transcript.
D) A one-page typed essay stating the reason why the applicant should be considered for the scholarship, including career goals.
E) Optional photograph.
F) State Federation President Certification
ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Instructions to Applicant:
Individual applications must be submitted to your state federation president by June 1. No application may be submitted directly to NFRW headquarters.