A gift of $225,000 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 our D.C. Summer Programs track on Journalism + Communications in 2005 to honor Fred Barnes for his service to the program.
THE ALAN & RELLA BATES SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by Mr. and Mrs. Bates in 2008 to provide scholarships for students attending the D.C. Summer Programs track on Journalism + Communications.
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 HONORABLE DAN BRANCH SCHOLARSHIP FUND—TFAS Trustee and 1977 alumnus Dan Branch established this scholarship fund in 2018 during the Liberty + Leadership 50th Anniversary campaign to provide scholarships to students attending TFAS programs.
THE KEVIN BURKET SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in memory of TFAS 1985 alumnus and regent Kevin Burket ’85.
THE JOHN A. CATALDO SCHOLARSHIP FUND is a fully endowed scholarship fund established in 2015 by John A. 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 our Journalism + Communications program track. 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 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 PHILIP M. FRIEDMANN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2019 to provide scholarship support to enable college and university students to attend the TFAS summer and/or semester programs in Washington, D.C., each year. Students from Amherst College are given first preference.
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 D.C. Summer Programs. Preference is given to students attending either our Service + Citizenship Academy or our track on Journalism + Communications.
GOOSSEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2019 to provide scholarship support to enable college and university students from Asia to attend the TFAS Asia program each summer.
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 our D.C. Summer Programs track on Public Policy + Economics. Hunter Hunt is a 1988 TFAS alumnus.
HYBL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP—vice chairman of the TFAS Board, Bill Hybl, established this scholarship fund in 2017 during the Liberty + Leadership 50th Anniversary campaign to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders. Scholarships will be awarded to students attending TFAS International programs, with first preference given to students from Colorado.
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 2001 in memory of Don Lavoie, a professor from George Mason University, who served on the faculty of our TFAS program in Prague. The scholarship funds a student to attend the Prague program each summer.
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 our D.C. Summer Programs track on Public Policy + Economics. Long was a colleague of John Engalitcheff at Baltimore Air Coil in Baltimore, Maryland.
RICHARD LUGAR SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2019 to honor the late Sen. Richard Lugar who served as a United States senator from Indiana from 1977 to 2013. Senator Lugar was a two-time Congressional honoree at the annual scholarship dinner for the TFAS Business and Government Relations program. Students must be from Indiana.
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 THOMAS AND SARAH MORRISON SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2016 during the TFAS 50th Anniversary Campaign. The fund is designated for students from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Tom is an alumnus of Otterbein and served for eight years as its Chairman of the Board. Tom also served on the TFAS Board of Regents for more than a decade. Once the legacy from Tom’s estate is added; the fund could be opened to students from other liberal arts schools in Ohio, but only if there is insufficient interest from Otterbein.
JAMES AND ANN MRAZEK SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2012 to provide scholarship support to enable students to attend the TFAS International program in Latin America. Funds may also be used to assist Central and South American students to attend other TFAS programs, including in the United States.
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 D.C. Summer and Semester 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 REAM FAMILY FUND was established in 2004 to honor TFAS President Roger Ream ’76 on his 50th birthday. Roger is a 1976 TFAS graduate and has served as president since 1998.
THE KRISTA & PAUL RITACCO SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established to benefit students attending our D.C. Summer Programs track on Business + Governmental Relations and our Public Policy + Economics program track.
LADY BLANKA ROSENSTIEL SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established to provide funding for students from Poland to attend the TFAS program in Prague each summer.
THE STEVE AND JULIETA SLATTERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2022 to provide scholarships for conservative and libertarian students to attend any TFAS program. Steve has worked at TFAS for over 30 years and is currently the organization’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President.
THE MANUELA P. STRONG SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established through a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Strong.
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 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 5 students interested in public policy and the high-tech industry are awarded full scholarships to attend this eight-week summer program.
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 TFAS U.S. Programs.
THE VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by President Roger Ream ’76, 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.
THE MARILYN AND JOHN WOODHOUSE SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2018 with first preference for students from Mount Holyoke College, then students from Wesleyan University, then students from the United States to attend TFAS programs in Washington, D.C.