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Home » Support » Endowed Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships

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A gift of $200,000 finances a full scholarship on a permanent basis and ensures that promising young leaders will attend programs each year. A partial scholarship endowment can be established with a gift of $25,000 or more.

If you would like to establish an endowed scholarship in your name, please contact Vice President of Development Ed Turner at eturner@TFAS.org or 202-986-0384.

To make a gift toward any of these scholarship funds, please visit our donation form and enter the scholarship name in the designation field.


THE FRED BARNES SCHOLARSHIP FUND was created in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Institute on Political Journalism in 2005 to honor Fred Barnes for his service to the Institute.

THE ALAN & RELLA BATES SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by Mr. and Mrs. Bates in 2008 to provide scholarships for students attending the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ).

THE STEVE & EILEEN BERLIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 1995 to provide scholarship support for a student to attend the TFAS program in Prague.

THE KEVIN BURKET SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in memory of 1985 Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) alumnus and regent Kevin Burket.

THE JOHN CATALDO SCHOLARSHIP FUND is a fully endowed scholarship fund established in 2015 by John Cataldo.

THE DIXIE DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND honors the memory of Mr. Dixie Davis by providing a partial scholarship for a student from North Carolina to attend the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ). Davis had a distinguished career overlapping government, business and journalism.

JIMMY DIMOS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2017 by members of the Dimos family, in honor of Jimmy Dimos who was born in Bitola, Macedonia. The fund will provide scholarship support to enable college and university students from Macedonia to attend the TFAS summer program in Prague, Czech Republic each summer.

THE ENGALITCHEFF ENDOWMENT was established by TFAS Trustees after receiving a bequest in 1990 from the estate of John and Virginia Engalitcheff to provide ongoing support for operations and programs.

THE ARNOLD GARRISON SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2017 in memory of Arnold Garrison, a longtime supporter of TFAS. This fund provides scholarship support to enable students to attend TFAS summer programs. First preference is given to students attending either the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) or the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ).

THE HUNTER HUNT SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2003 to fund scholarships for students from Texas, with a particular preference for students from Southern Methodist University, to attend the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES). Hunter Hunt is a 1988 TFAS alumnus.

David R. and Corinne Watt Jones Scholarships and Fellowships Fund was established following the death of Corinne Watt Jones in 1990. The scholarship fund was enlarged when then-TFAS president David R. Jones died in 1998. This fund provides multiple scholarships for students to attend TFAS programs.

THE DON LAVOIE SCHOLARSHIP FUND was created in 2002 in memory of Don Lavoie, a professor from George Mason University, who served on the faculty of the TFAS American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) in Prague. The scholarship funds a student to attend AIPES.

THE FRED & GEORGANNA LONG SCHOLARSHIP FUND is a fully endowed fund established in 2000 by TFAS Regent Fred Long and his wife Georganna to benefit students attending the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES). Long was a colleague of John Engalitcheff at Baltimore Air Coil in Baltimore, Md.

THE DAVID MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2003 by Linda Noyes to honor her son Zeb Portanova. It is named in honor of David Martin, who was Zeb’s high school history teacher.

THE ROWNY PADEREWSKI SCHOLARSHIP FUND was instituted in 2004 by General Edward L. Rowny (Ret). This scholarship is dedicated to Paderewski’s philosophy that freedom and democracy are enhanced through education and the arts. This fund provides a unique educational opportunity to exceptional Polish students and allows these young leaders to come to Washington, D.C., to attend TFAS summer programs.

THE PATT PATTERSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND was created to honor Mr. Patterson, a journalist who covered the produce industry. It is awarded to a student who has demonstrated an interest in agriculture journalism.

THE REACH YOUR PEAK SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by supporters Anne and Bruce Shepard to benefit students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

THE REAM FAMILY FUND This fund was established in 2004 to honor TFAS President Roger Ream on his 50th birthday. Roger is also a 1976 graduate of the Engalitcheff Institute. Ream has served as president since 1998.

THE KRISTA & PAUL RITACCO SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established to benefit students attending the Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA) and the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES).

LADY BLANKA ROSENSTIEL SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established to provide funding for students from Poland to attend the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) in Prague .

THE MANUELA P. STRONG SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established through a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Strong. It is funded with proceeds from a charitable remainder trust.

THE DON & MARTHA SUNDQUIST SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by former TFAS Trustee Don Sundquist and his wife Martha. Don is a former U.S. representative and served as the governor of Tennessee from 1995 to 2003. Preference is shown for students from Tennessee.

Randal C. Teague Scholarships and Fellowships Fund This fund was established in 2004 to honor TFAS Chairman Randal Teague on his 60th birthday. Teague has been a trustee since 1979 and chair since 1998.

THE MICHAEL & KATHERINE THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by Vice Chairman Michael Thompson and his wife to provide scholarships to deserving students.

THE EBEN TISDALE SCHOLARSHIP FUND has been administered by TFAS since 2003 to honor the memory of Eben Tisdale, who served as general manager of government affairs for Hewlett-Packard Company from 1984 until his death in 1998. He was a dedicated and effective public policy advocate in the high-tech industry. Each year, approximately 15 students interested in public policy and the high-tech industry are awarded full scholarships to attend this 8-week summer program.

THE RODRIGO DE TRIANA SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by Chairman Randal Teague to recognize Triana, the first European on the Columbus expeditions to spot the New World. The scholarships will be given to students attending the Institute for Leadership in the Americas (ILA) in Santiago, Chile.

THE TULANE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND was created by Executive Vice President Steve Slattery and other graduates of Tulane University. This fund benefits students from Tulane attending U.S. Programs.

THE VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by President Roger Ream, a Vanderbilt alumnus. This fund benefits students from Vanderbilt attending U.S. Programs.

THE GEORGE VIKSNINS SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2002 to honor Professor George Viksnins for his more than 30 years of service to TFAS and its students.

THE DELL THURMOND WOODARD FELLOWSHIP was created by Dell Computer Corporation to honor the legacy of the late Thurmond Woodard. This endowment provides a scholarship for the Eben Tisdale program.