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The Judith Nowers Scholarship

Available for 2023

To Santa Fe County 2023 Graduate


The Santa Fe Federated Republican Women is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior, living in Santa Fe County, who will be entering college or an accredited vocational program in the fall of 2023. The winner will receive an award of $2,000 which will be awarded directly to the institution.


The award will be granted based on an essay. As an enhancement to the application for use in breaking ties, we may ask for grade point averages, as well as scholastic and extracurricular accomplishments. Essays must include a title and bibliography, and direct quotes should be identified in footnotes. Please pay attention to the essay evaluations stated on the application form.


This Essay Contest asks students to consider the importance and relevance of traditional New Mexican values - faith, family and freedom - in respect to the US constitution and the impact of government on our society. To that end, we also suggest each applicant look at the Santa Fe Republican Women’s mission statement on our website:


TO APPLY:  Fully completed application and essay must be received by April 15, 2023.

No late submissions will be considered.




Fill out an application which may be mailed or is available on our website:

Write a 500–700-word essay on this essay question:


What are the checks and balances in the U.S. Constitution which avoid the tyranny of any one branch? How do these checks and balances affect the lives of citizens?

Essay Evaluated on the following:

1) Does the essay answer the prompt?

2) Essay content – does the essay reflect our club mission?

3) Quality - is the essay well written?  Does it follow the rules of grammar and punctuation? Does it have a strong structure? Is there a title and bibliography?

4) Originality


You may also email completed essay to

or mail to:

SFFRW PO Box 31665, Santa Fe, NM 87594

to be received by April 15th.

If mailing: attach your essay and be prepared to forward an electronic copy if requested.


The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner at a lunch meeting of the Santa Fe Federated Republican Women and sent to the winner's chosen institution.


For more information please contact:

MaryAnn Edwards: (405)-245-5428


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