Scholarship 2018-05-15T19:30:08+00:00

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 Congressional District 3

Sen. Florence Shapiro

$2000
  • Must Live in Senate District 8

Sen. Jane Nelson

$2000
  • Must Live in 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 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: Which founding father do you believe was the most instrumental in how our government works today and why? (250 word limit)
  • A typed essay on two (2) of the three (3) following topics (100 word limit each):
    • How would you get younger voters informed and involved in politics?
    • Explain how much influence you think social media has on the outcome of elections.
    • What do you think was the main reason Kellyanne Conway, President Elect Trump’s Campaign Manager and the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign, was successful?

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.
  5. Must attend the Collin College scholarship reception (typically an evening in early August – date will be decided in Spring 2017).

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: Which founding father do you believe was the most instrumental in how our government works today and why? (250 word limit)
  • A typed essay on two (2) of the three (3) following topics (100 word limit each):
    • How would you get younger voters informed and involved in politics?
    • Explain how much influence you think social media has on the outcome of elections.
    • What do you think was the main reason Kellyanne Conway, President Elect Trump’s Campaign Manager and the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign, was successful?

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 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: Which founding father do you believe was the most instrumental in how our government works today and why? (250 word limit)
  • A typed essay on two (2) of the three (3) following topics (100 word limit each):
    • How would you get younger voters informed and involved in politics?
    • Explain how much influence you think social media has on the outcome of elections.
    • What do you think was the main reason Kellyanne Conway, President Elect Trump’s Campaign Manager and the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign, was successful?

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 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: Which founding father do you believe was the most instrumental in how our government works today and why? (250 word limit)
  • A typed essay on two (2) of the three (3) following topics (100 word limit each):
    • How would you get younger voters informed and involved in politics?
    • Explain how much influence you think social media has on the outcome of elections.
    • What do you think was the main reason Kellyanne Conway, President Elect Trump’s Campaign Manager and the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign, was successful?

Platinum Sponsors

Fritz and Cindy Asche

Pam Little for 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

Jim and Dody Brigadier

Congressman Sam Johnson

John Keating for Frisco City Council

SBOE Tincy Miller

Jason Money for Frisco City Council

TX Senator Jane Nelson

Jim and Dru Newman

Judge Sherry Shipman

Councilman Will Sowell

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

For an additional $125 to the Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsorship level, candidates may purchase a display table at the Scholarship Dinner.

Silver Sponsors

Congressman Michael Burgess

Pat Fallon for Texas Senate

Van Taylor for Congress

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

For an additional $125 to the Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsorship level, candidates may purchase a display table at the Scholarship Dinner.

Bronze Sponsors

Ken and Sally Craycraft

Collin College Trustees

Receives recognition on the Scholarship Dinner Program and 2 dinner tickets

For an additional $125 to the Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsorship level, candidates may purchase a display table at the Scholarship Dinner.

Meet the 2018 Winners

Maus Collin College scholarship

Alexis Goluguri

Senator Florence Shapiro scholarship

Sharon Jiang

Senator Jane Nelson scholarship

Reagan Robinson

Shirley Melton Johnson Memorial scholarship

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