Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards

Political Studies Scholarship
420bThe photo on the right is Kendall Rhodes with 2013 VFRW scholarship winners:  Rachel Brooks of Wm and Mary and French Price from Va Tech.  Danielle Settles could not attend the convention.

The VFRW instituted the Political Studies Scholarship in 2005, under the presidency of Kendall Rhodes. The scholarship had been a long time goal of Mrs. Rhodes to begin this important education initiative during her tenure as president of the VFRW. The Education Committee Co-Chairmen, Mary Ann Conrad and Carole Lougheed, assisted in facilitating this initiative.

To apply:

 2016 VFRW Scholarship or 2016 VFRW Scholarship.   

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 4, 2016. Scholarships will be paid directly to the designated school. The winners will be announced at the 2016 VFRW Convention; (April 22-24, 2016.)

Kendall Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
The Virginia Federation of Republican Women mourns the loss of one of its most dedicated and valued members.  Past President Kendall Rhodes, who succumbed to cancer on June 26, 2014.

Mrs. Rhodes was VFRW President 2004 – 2006.  One of her most significant contributions was the establishment of the VFRW Political Studies Scholarship for young Virginia college/university women studying government, political science, or law.  Its purpose was to reflect on the cause of good government and to promote political activism.

It is in that spirit that the VFRW dedicates this scholarship to Kendall Rhodes for graduating high school female seniors who will follow in her footsteps in the field of education.





 Political Studies Scholarship Winnersscholarship2013

2013:  French Price (VA Tech), Rachel Brooks (College of William & Mary), Danielle Settles  (Regent University)
2012: Savannah Edwards (George Mason University), Chelsea Kneen (Patrick Henry College) and Kate Maxwell (University of Richmond Law)
2011: Laura Jenkins (University of Virginia School of Law) and Cara Rose Tucker (George Mason School of Law)
2010: Alicia L. Oman,(George Mason University's School of Law) and Alexandria Rusnak (Virginia Tech)
2009: Kayleigh Elizabeth Hall (University of Richmond) and Christine Lee (Virginia Tech)
2008: Catherine Helsley (Randolph College) and Nicolette Georgacakis (Patrick Henry College)
2007: Christy Huffman (Virginia Tech)
2006: Taylor Wickersham (James Madison University)
2005: Molly Bailey (Christopher Newport University)