Our 2016 Lillian Banks Legislative Scholarship  was awarded to Carter Lankes.

Our 2015 Lillian Banks Legislative Scholarship  was awarded to Taryn Tolle. 

Taryn is a Chemistry major who maintains a 4.0. She has traveled on mission trips,campaigned for Bill Posey and Governor Scott and served as a messenger for Debbie Mayfield. She is a member of Sigma Phi Lambda and the Christian Sorority.  Congratulations to Taryn and her grandmother, Sandy Tolle who is a long time member of the BFRW.

Tracy Reeves and her Mother, Victoria. 

Carter with is Mother, Cheryl Lankes and

Grandfather, Bob Kauffman.

Our 2017 Lillian Banks Legislative Scholarship  was awarded to Tracy Reeves.

Scholarships and Internships

National Pathinder 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 students 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.

Completed applications should be forwarded to the Brevard Federated Republican Women, P.O. Box 410143, Melbourne, Florida, 32941, and emailed to Diane Norwood-Steven at grandkids80@gmail.com  by April 15 of every year. BFRW will select one application to be forwarded to the Florida Federation of Republican Women. The state federation then selects one winner to be forwarded to the national federation for consideration. NFRW makes the final determination.

If you have any questions please call BFRW at 321-727-1212.


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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, as well as at the national level. The three annual scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to 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.

Completed applications should be forwarded to the Brevard Federated Republican Women, P.O. Box 410143, Melbourne, Florida, 32941, and emailed to Diane Norwood-Steven at grandkids80@gmail.com by April 15 of every year. BFRW will select one application to be forwarded to the Florida Federation of Republican Women. The state federation then selects one winner to be forwarded to the national federation for consideration. NFRW makes the final determination.

If you have any questions please call BFFRW at 321-727-1212.


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Dorothy Andrews Kabis Memorial Intership

The Dorothy Andrews Kabis Memorial Internship honors the former president of the NFRW (1963-67) who later was appointed U.S. treasurer by President Richard Nixon. The internship gives young 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.

Completed applications should be forwarded to the Brevard Federated Republican Women, P.O. Box 410143, Melbourne, Florida, 32941, and emailed to Diane Norwood-Steven at grandkids80@gmail.com by January 20 of every year. BFRW will select one application to be forwarded to the Florida Federation of Republican Women. The state federation then selects one winner to be forwarded to the national federation for consideration. NFRW makes the final determination.

If you have any questions please call BFRW at 321-727-1212.


Click here to print application

Alexandra and her family members.
Grandmother Pat Simms, Mother Jill McDaniel, Alexandra McDaniel, Father Chris McDaniel, Grandfather, Don Simms.

On August 7, 2013, the first ever Lillian Banks Legislative Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Alexandra McDaniel

at the BFRW meeting.