1.     Scholarship applications are being accepted for the 2023 academic school year. The application process will begin on January 1, 2023. The scholarship will be awarded in 2023.

2.     Applications must be submitted no later than March 31, 2023. 

3.     Applications will only be accepted online. Applications should be submitted through this form:

4.     The number of scholarship awards will be based on available funds. There will be a cap of $1,000 per award winner.

5.     Applicant must have participated, in some way, in Republican activities, SUCH AS but not limited to, the Young Republicans, Tulare County Central Committee, Republican Women Federated, and/or interning/working in the offices of Republican legislators.

6.     Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

7. Applicant must reside in Visalia; however, if the applicant resides in Tulare County, he/she is eligible if a parent or grandparent is a current member of Visalia RWF, in good standing, for a minimum of 3 consecutive years. 

8.     Applicant must have applied to, or be enrolled full time, in a vocational school, community college, 4-year college or university, and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

9.     All applicants must submit a personal essay- 500 words or less- about what being a Republican means to you, educational goals, and career goals. Describe any special circumstances that you have experienced that would assist the scholarship committee in the selection process.

10.  Please provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation indicating how long the person has known you and in what capacity, including character, work ethic, communication skills, and working relationships. Letters may be emailed by originator to or mailed to Visalia Republican Women Federated, c/o Tracey Meaders, 1525 E Noble Ave #280, Visalia, CA 93292. Letters must be received by scholarship due date in order for scholarship to be considered complete. Scholarship chairwoman will notify applicant via email once the scholarship is complete. If you do not receive an email notification, it is your duty to follow up.

11.  All applicants will be notified by April 20, 2023 of the committee’s decision.

12. Scholarship awards will be given directly to the recipient upon presentation of their school schedule indicating full-time status.

13.  Scholarship awards are at the sole discretion of the scholarship committee and will be awarded based upon eligibility, merit, and need of the student.

14.  Should the scholarship committee determine that no scholarship will be awarded in any given period, those funds may be available for the next scholarship cycle.

15.  Students must re-apply for the scholarship on a yearly basis.

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Scholarship Application

  The 2020 Scholarship winner pictured with the Scholarship Committee


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