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Jessica Johnson of Columbus was chosen to receive the prestigious National Pathfinder Scholarship from the National Federation of Republican Women.

Ohio candidate chosen for National Pathfinder Scholarship

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) received notification from the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) that its candidate, Jessica Johnson, was named as recipient of the NFRW's National Pathfinder Scholarship.

The National Pathfinder Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 in honor of First Lady Nancy Reagan.

"Jessica has an outstanding educational and extra-curricular background with many achievements," said OFRW President Lyn Bliss. "Her goals in Public Administration, through the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, is to be admired. I'm confident Nancy Reagan would be pleased with the selection of Jessica Johnson as this year's recipient."

Each state Federation is allowed to submit one applicant to the NFRW.  From numerous applications, Johnson's was picked by the OFRW as the one to be submitted to the NFRW.

The three annual scholarships of $2,500 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.

Founded in 1938, the NFRW proudly represents the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. Today, the NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Its mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and inform the media. For more information about the NFRW, visit

The OFRW, founded in 1929, is a statewide organization of hundreds of members in constituent clubs. It is the largest, most powerful political organization in Ohio providing the avenue for women to influence policy, develop candidates, and elect the leaders of Ohio. The OFRW is a multi-generational, multi-cultural organization providing the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage, and flourish. It is Federated under the National Federation of Republican Women. For more information regarding the OFRW, visit

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