Education Projects

Fayette County Republican Women's Education Programs

FCRW Annual Scholarships

To Download an Application click: 2020 FCRW Scholarship Form; To Download the Criteria letter Click HERE

The Fayette County Republican Women are very pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to one college-bound, graduating senior girl from each high school in Fayette County. An $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a girl who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in her school and community activities; and conservative values and goals. A total of five scholarships will be given.

The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or educational institution. Four-year colleges, two-year colleges, or vocational school programs will be eligible.

The applicant must be a graduating senior girl who is a resident of Fayette County and attends one of the following: Round Top-Carmine High School, Fayetteville High School, Flatonia High School, Schulenburg High School, or La Grange High School. FCRW members’ friends and family are not prohibited from applying.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants will be evaluated based on their leadership activities in local organizations, conservative values and goals, recommendations from teachers and community leaders, and an essay 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 can not accept or consider the substitution of a generic scholarship application.

Application forms are available from the high school counselors or the above link. Detailed criteria and instructions are included in the application cover sheet.

Applications must be mailed to:
FCRW, P.O. Box 744,
La Grange, TX, 78945.
Attention: Carole Bourlon, Scholarship Chair.

All original applications must be postmarked by April 15.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
For questions, contact Carole Bourlon at (979) 247-4050
or via email:

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship recipients must provide contact information for the school they will be attending and their student ID #, if applicable, to FCRW by October 31, 2020 or forfeit the 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

This year 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. This year’s recipients are 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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