The Brevard Federated Republican Women [BFRW] have established the Barbara Davis Memorial Leadership Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, for high school seniors and college freshmen.  Either female or male students, who are U. S. Citizens, are eligible to apply. The Scholarship is in honor and memory of Barbara Davis, treasurer and past president of the BFRW, who went to be with the Lord in November 2018.

Barbara and husband, Richard, moved to Brevard County, from the Buffalo New York area, in 1999, having become acquainted with the area while spending summers, on their boat, in Indian Harbour Beach. While in New York, Barbara became Vice President of a road and bridge Contracting Corporation.

After Richard passed away in the early 2000’s, Barbara became involved in local activities.  She was an avid tennis player and achieved captain of women’s tennis teams, scheduling games on courts throughout Brevard.

Barbara became acquainted with the BFRW organization after attending a forum for Republican candidates, for the U. S. Senate, which the BFRW sponsored.  

After joining the BFRW, her interest and enthusiasm for Republican politics enhanced, and she became involved in Club activities.  Because of her accounting skills, she was elected Treasurer and then Club President.  When her term as President ended, she was elected as Chairperson of the Brevard County Executive Committee [BREC], and was active as Vice Chairman of the Chairman’s Caucus of the Republican Party of Florida.  She was re-elected as BFRW Club treasurer while serving as BREC Chairperson until 2016.

Barbara was an enthusiastic Republican woman, a staunch supporter of the BFRW efforts to honor the Veterans and Military, and a strong proponent of its scholarships for students.  

Barbara Davis Scholarship Application

All Scholarship applications are submitted to the BFRW Executive Committee, through its Chairperson, Dixie Riepl at

Barbara Davis Scholarship

Brevard Federated Republican Women

Eligibility & Requirements

Male or Female high school senior, including home-schooled students, must be U.S. Citizen and Registered Republican; high school graduate between ages of 17 and 21 years old; resident of Brevard County.  Applicant may also be a current college student in a local college or enrolled in a trade school and no more than 21 years old.

The completed BFRW Scholarship Application is appropriate for either the Lillian Banks Scholarship or the Barbara Davis Scholarship.  To be considered for each of these, need to only submit one application; however, only one scholarship will be awarded to one applicant. 

1. High School Level Grades, Class Rank and High School Graduation Date.
2. SAT/ACT Test Results (Not needed for Trade School Applicants)
3. High School Awards, Honors and Activities.
4. If Dual Enrolled at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC), grades are to be submitted in a sealed envelope, degree seeking and expected graduation date.
5. List of Community Service and/or Employment.
6. Three (3) recommendation letters (From an educator, church/synagogue associate, an employer and/or a volunteer organization associate).
7. Copy of letter from the college to which applicant has been accepted.
8. Copy of voter registration card.
9. One page Essay, signed and dated, to include college course interests or trade school interests.  Also , your future goals and plans to be a productive citizen on behalf of the Country.