National Federation of Republican Women
August 10, 2011
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National Federation of Republican Women
Announces Recipients of National Pathfinder Scholarship

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) has announced the recipients of the 2011 National Pathfinder Scholarship:

Gina Ciancone of Houston, Texas, is studying architecture and political science at Columbia University in New York. She will graduate in 2014.

Rachel Wilson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., is a student at the University of Alabama. She is studying management, Spanish and political science, and will graduate next May.

Leah Frances Jones of Madison, Miss., is studying political science at Mississippi College and will graduate in 2013.

The NFRW established the National Pathfinder Scholarship Fund in 1985 in honor of First Lady Nancy Reagan. Annually, three scholarships of $2,500 are awarded to 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. For more information about the NFRW's scholarship and internship programs, visit

Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

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