Scholarships for Republican Girls

Our scholarships are awarded annually at our spring Gala and Fundraiser and benefit outstanding women from North Texas. Applications are put through a rigorous selection process that evaluates students based on academic performance, significant involvement in extra curricular activities, volunteerism and community service. Our communities, with both the residents and small businesses, have a long history of giving back and investing in the future with RWGNT playing a key role in this effort through scholarships.

RWGNT Scholarships Awarded

Shirley Melton Johnson

$2000
  • Must Live in US Congressional District 3

Sen. Florence Shapiro

$2000
  • Must Live in TX Senate District 8

Sen. Jane Nelson

$2000
  • Must Live in TX Senate District 12

Maus Collin College

$1500
  • Planning to Attend Collin College
The Shirley Melton Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2003 to honor the wife of United States Congressman, Sam Johnson. Shirley Melton Johnson was the epitome of strength, grace, and unwavering faithfulness throughout her life and sixty-five years of marriage. The Republican Women of Greater North Texas award the $2000 scholarship annually based on their established criteria. The number of scholarships to be awarded will be decided by the RWGNT Board of Directors based on available funds each year.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Must be a female, high school senior pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Must be a United States citizen who resides within US Congressional District 3.
  3. Must have completed a minimum of 75 community service hours during her four years of high school.
  4. Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better during her four years in high school, on a 4.0 scale

A complete application must include the following:

  • Official application form.
  • Three letters of recommendation (from non-family members), including telephone numbers of authors for follow-up.
  • An official transcript from current school.
  • A typed essay on: Discuss how the vision the founding fathers had for the governance of America differs from
    the governance we have today and the foreseeable future. (500 word limit)
  • A typed essay on two (2) of the four (4) following topics (250 word limit each):
    • Discuss how the abortion laws as well as public opinion have changed since the 1973 Roe vs Wade Supreme Court Decision, including the most recent laws passed in New York, Virginia, Alabama and Georgia.
    • Explain how “free college tuition for all” or eliminating existing college debt, would affect our government debt, the value of education going forward and the job markets in this
      country.
    • If America were to completely open its borders to any who choose to enter, how would that impact our economy, our institutions and life as we know it?
    • Discuss the effect of the Green New Deal on our economy and way of life.

The Republican Women of Greater North Texas established the Libby and Steve Maus Collin College Scholarship in 2013 in honor of founding member Libby Maus and her husband Steve, whose ongoing commitment to promoting and supporting education in Collin County is an inspiration to us all. The $1500 scholarship will be administered annually, and the number of scholarships to be awarded will be decided by the RWGNT Board based on available funds each year.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Must be a female pursuing a degree at Collin College.
  2. Must be a United States citizen.
  3. Must have completed a minimum of 75 community service hours during her four years of high school (or in the past 4 years if a high school graduate).
  4. Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better during her four years in high school, on a 4.0 scale.

A complete application must include the following:

  • Official application form.
  • Three letters of recommendation (from non-family members), including telephone numbers of authors for follow-up.
  • An official transcript from current school.
  • A typed essay on: Discuss how the vision the founding fathers had for the governance of America differs from
    the governance we have today and the foreseeable future. (500 word limit)
  • A typed essay on two (2) of the four (4) following topics (250 word limit each):
    • Discuss how the abortion laws as well as public opinion have changed since the 1973 Roe vs Wade Supreme Court Decision, including the most recent laws passed in New York, Virginia, Alabama and Georgia.
    • Explain how “free college tuition for all” or eliminating existing college debt, would affect our government debt, the value of education going forward and the job markets in this
      country.
    • If America were to completely open its borders to any who choose to enter, how would that impact our economy, our institutions and life as we know it?
    • Discuss the effect of the Green New Deal on our economy and way of life.
The Jane Nelson Scholarship was established in 2016 in honor of Texas Senator, Jane Nelson. The Republican Women of Greater North Texas award the $2000 scholarship annually based on their established criteria. The number of scholarships to be awarded will be decided by the RWGNT Board of Directors based on available funds each year.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Must be a female, high school senior pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Must be a United States citizen who resides within Texas Senate District 12.
  3. Must have completed a minimum of 75 community service hours during her four years of high school.
  4. Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better during her four years in high school, on a 4.0 scale

A complete application must include the following:

  • Official application form.
  • Three letters of recommendation (from non-family members), including telephone numbers of authors for follow-up.
  • An official transcript from current school.
  • A typed essay on: Discuss how the vision the founding fathers had for the governance of America differs from
    the governance we have today and the foreseeable future. (500 word limit)
  • A typed essay on two (2) of the four (4) following topics (250 word limit each):
    • Discuss how the abortion laws as well as public opinion have changed since the 1973 Roe vs Wade Supreme Court Decision, including the most recent laws passed in New York, Virginia, Alabama and Georgia.
    • Explain how “free college tuition for all” or eliminating existing college debt, would affect our government debt, the value of education going forward and the job markets in this
      country.
    • If America were to completely open its borders to any who choose to enter, how would that impact our economy, our institutions and life as we know it?
    • Discuss the effect of the Green New Deal on our economy and way of life.
The Republican Women of Greater North Texas established the Florence Shapiro Scholarship Fund in 2011 in honor of Texas Senator Florence Shapiro. The $2000 scholarship will be administered annually, and the number of scholarships to be awarded will be decided by the RWGNT Board of Directors based on available funds each year.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Must be a female, high school senior pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Must be a United States citizen who resides within Texas Senate District 8.
  3. Must have completed a minimum of 75 community service hours during her four years of high school.
  4. Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better during her four years in high school, on a 4.0 scale

A complete application must include the following:

  • Official application form.
  • Three letters of recommendation (from non-family members), including telephone numbers of authors for follow-up.
  • An official transcript from current school.
  • A typed essay on: Discuss how the vision the founding fathers had for the governance of America differs from
    the governance we have today and the foreseeable future. (500 word limit)
  • A typed essay on two (2) of the four (4) following topics (250 word limit each):
    • Discuss how the abortion laws as well as public opinion have changed since the 1973 Roe vs Wade Supreme Court Decision, including the most recent laws passed in New York, Virginia, Alabama and Georgia.
    • Explain how “free college tuition for all” or eliminating existing college debt, would affect our government debt, the value of education going forward and the job markets in this
      country.
    • If America were to completely open its borders to any who choose to enter, how would that impact our economy, our institutions and life as we know it?
    • Discuss the effect of the Green New Deal on our economy and way of life.

Platinum Sponsors

Pam Little, State Board of Education

Receives recognition for the year on our website, newsletter, monthly meeting programs, slider at the scholarship dinner, table for campaign material the night of Scholarship and printed in the Scholarship Dinner Program. This also includes 2 tables for 8 (16 dinner tickets)

Gold Sponsors

Congressman Sam Johnson

Congressman Van Taylor

State Rep. Jared Patterson, District 106

Judge Jerry Shipman, Denton County

Dody and Jim Brigadier

Tanya and Greg Deiter

Receives recognition for the year on our website, newsletter and Scholarship Dinner Program, 1 table for 8 (8 dinner tickets)

Silver Sponsors

Congressman Michael Burgess

Texas Senator Jane Nelson

Dru and Jim Newman

Receives recognition on our website and Scholarship Dinner Program, half table (4 dinner tickets)

Bronze Sponsors

Rick Grady, Plano City Council

Mike Benston

Tim Chappell

Receives recognition on the Scholarship Dinner Program and 2 dinner tickets

Meet the 2019 Winners

Former Senator Florence Shapiro scholarship

Corynn McKinnie

Senator Jane Nelson scholarship

Christine Bergmann

Shirley Melton Johnson Memorial scholarship

Anna Smith

Alexis Goluguri

Sharon Jiang

Reagan Robinson

Abigail Jenkins

Emily Rayer

Sarah Bergmann

Jessica Searles

Jessica Elliott

Danielle Clower

Alexandra Thorson

Alexis Goluguri

Laiken Ritchie

Nicole Sun

Lauren Wasson

Anna Flusche

Kate Craig

Susanna Lorenz

Sarah Meeks

Camila Boy

Ashlyn Young

McKenzie Johnson

Taylor Houston

Allison Gage

Shelby Jones

Madison Pfaff

J’Lynn Vacek