Submitted by Barbara Ernst, RWOP Press Chair and Scholarship Chair
Republican Women of Prescott (RWOP) is pleased to offer scholarships to seniors at high schools in Yavapai County and to freshmen, sophomores and juniors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Both applications are available on our website — www.rwop.info. Just search for the “Education” category and follow the prompts to the “Scholarship” button. Requirements for submission are listed on the applications.
All parts of application packet must be postmarked, or emailed (time-stamped), no later than Feb. 23.
RWOP started the scholarship program in 2015, and to date has awarded 96 Republican students a total of $124,275. RWOP’s Mission Statement is to “inform and educate,” therefore these awards lend to the club’s goals.
Funding for the program comes from the hard work of RWOP’s yearlong fundraising efforts as well as donations from our members. A special thank you to the Joseph and Peg Rhodes Foundation for their continuous and generous support of the scholarship program.
The new scholarship committee is ready and waiting for applications. We welcome three new members — Elaine Janks, Dian Tucker and Karen Varela. They join the committee of seasoned screeners Sherry Ragsdale and Barbara Ernst, Chair.
Membership of 1,000 strong, RWOP is the largest Federated Republican Women’s Organization in Arizona and the nation, founded in 1942.