Education Projects

Fayette County Republican Women's Education Programs

Fayette County Republican Women seek to provide and promote educational programs that teach the foundational principles of American government and the conservation of American values and freedoms as delineated in our country’s founding documents. In keeping with this goal, we are offering the following educational opportunities for the students of Fayette county.

FCRW 2021 Scholarship Program

To Download the APPLICATION FORM click: HERE; To Download the COVER LETTER Click HERE

In 2021, Fayette County Republican Women are pleased to offer a $5,000 scholarship opportunity to one graduating senior student (male or female) who has applied to, been accepted at, and plans to attend Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. For information on all aspects of Hillsdale College, including admission and application procedures, and to understand why we are so eager to help a deserving Fayette county student attend this institution of higher learning, visit . Scholarship funds will be paid directly to Hillsdale College and credited to the scholarship winner’s Hillsdale account #.

The applicant must be a graduating senior who is a resident of Fayette County and attends one of the following: Round Top-Carmine High School, Fayette High School, Flatonia High School, Schulenburg High School, La Grange High School, or Faith Lutheran High School of Central Texas. Home schooled students who are receiving an accredited high school degree are also eligible and will be given equal consideration. FCRW members’ friends and family are not prohibited from applying and will, also, be given equal consideration.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their leadership activities in school and local organizations, their conservative values and goals, recommendations from teachers and community leaders, and essays written by the applicant.

Please note: Because the short answer essay questions on our application are reflective of the causes and principles for which our organization stands, we cannot accept or consider the substitution of a generic scholarship application.

The application form and cover sheet, with detailed criteria and instructions, are available from high school counselors or can be downloaded from the above links.
Applications should be mailed to:
FCRW Scholarship Chairman
P.O. Box 744, La Grange, TX 78945

• The original application must be postmarked by May 1st, 2021.
• Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
• For questions, please contact Carole Bourlon at (979) 247-4050 or via email:

Please note: Scholarship recipient must provide FCRW with Hillsdale College contact information and his or her Hillsdale student ID or account # by October 31st, 2021 to avoid forfeiture of scholarship monies.

Below are the 2020 FCRW Scholarship winners. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Julia Patterson, Round Top-Carmine High School
Julia Patterson, Round Top-Carmine High School
La Grange High School
La Grange High School
Flatonia High School
Flatonia High School
Schulenburg High School
Schulenburg High School
Fayetteville High School
Fayetteville High School

In 2020 Fayette County Republican Women awarded $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating, college-bound senior girls at each of the five Fayette County high schools. The winners demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, high grade point averages, positive involvement in their communities, and exemplification of conservative values. The 2020 recipients were Alexandria Galipp, Schulenburg, Julie Korenek, Fayetteville; Kaitlyn Rowell, Flatonia; Lauren Lehmann, La Grange; and Julia Patterson, Round Top-Carmine. Applicants were evaluated on their academic record, leadership activities in local organizations, conservative values and goals, recommendations from teachers and community leaders, and their written essay on conservatism. FCRW congratulates these young women on their outstanding accomplishments and wishes them success and happiness in all their future endeavors. Members of the 2020 FCRW scholarship election committee were: Carole Bourlon, Harold Bourlon, Rita Dernehl, Deborah Frank, Cindy Rodibaugh, Jackie Matthews, Kimberley Rutledge, Barbara Appelt and Frank Forestier .

Literacy Project


Each spring, as part of FCRW’s literacy programs, we participate in the Barbara Bush Library Project. One youth book and one adult book is donated to each of the four public libraries in Fayette County: Fayette Public Library (La Grange), Round Top Family Library, Flatonia Public Library, and Schulenburg Public Library. This year’s (2019) book selections were:

Elementary: PreK – 5 Grade

  • Marlon Bundo’s: A Day in the Life of the Vice President by Charlotte Pence - 2-6
  • Millie’s Book by Barbara Bush – 1-6
  • Sweet Land of Liberty by Callista Gingrich – 1-6
  • Give Please a Chance by James Patterson
    Bill O’Reilly - PreK - 2

Secondary: 6-12 Grades

  • Back in the Game by Steve Scalise – 8-12
  • Andrew Jackson & the Miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade – 6-9
  • First Ladies of the Republic by Jeanne Abram – 4-12
  • Barbara Bush Reflections by Barbara Bush – 8-12
  • George & Barbara Bush: Great American Love Story by Ellie Sosa 6-12
  • All the Best: My Life in Letters by George H W Bush 6-12

Each fall FCRW gives an encyclopedic dictionary to each 3rd grader in Fayette County. These are more than dictionaries, as they also include biographies on the U.S. Presidents, our Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and Amendments, a Civics lesson, information on our 50 states, astrology, planets, other countries, braille, sign language, and much more.

Distribution includes 7 public and private schools and 1 homeschool organization: St. Rose Catholic, Schulenburg; Sacred Heart Catholic, La Grange; Hermes Elementary, LG; Fayetteville ISD; Flatonia ISD; Schulenburg ISD; Round Top/Carmine Elementary; and Greater Vision Team School (Homeschool organization) near LG. More than 300 students and 20 teachers receive these dictionaries each year.

Thanks to former Literacy Chairpersons, Stephanie Steinhauser, Barbara Appelt, Sherrie Tolbert, for taking the time to review the many book choices to make the annual selections, coordinating with the libraries and schools, and making these presentations!

Our 2020 Literacy Chair is Jackie Matthews. If you would like to help with book recommendations, selections, and/or presentations of either the library books or dictionaries, please contact Jackie at
(713) 410-4863 or



Republican Women will delivering encyclopedic dictionaries to third graders in the
schools in September and October of each year! Dates will be determined as school schedules allow.

If you would like to help, contact Jackie at
(713) 410-4863 or

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