PVRW is proud to provide scholarship opportunities to gifted students exploring careers related to the political arena. Through these monetary gifts, we hope to enrich lives and encourage young women and men to become future Republican Leaders.

PVRW offers a Scholarship to women and men attending college at Arizona State University (ASU).  There is currently one scholarship offered through PVRW:  "Palo Verde Republican Women" Scholarship.
Click here to download the 2023 Scholarship Requirements and Application.

Any questions concerning this process should be directed to the ASU Financial Aids Office.  


Current "Palo Verde Republican Women" Scholarship Winner

2022 Scholarship Winner

We are very excited about the 2023 PVRW scholarship winner, Jadyn Ocampo.

Jadyn graduated from Basha High School in Chandler, AZ where she served as the Student Body Vice President and the 74th Governor of Arizona Girls State (a program of education for citizenship) sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. As a school service project, Jaydn created the 'Al and Laurie Ocampo Scholarship' (named after her grandparents who were educators) to help teachers struggling with debt. She established a crowdfunding account and was able to raise funds to award scholarship money to seven of the thirty-four teacher applicants. Chandler Unified School District administrators honored Jaydn for her service project.

Jadyn is now a Freshman at ASU and attends Barrett, the Honors College where she plans to major in Political Science. She is very involved in her parish, St. Mary Magdalene. Jadyn is grateful for the Palo Verde Republican Women's Political History and Leadership Scholarship to help further her education and obtain her degree.

2022 "Palo Verde Republican Women" Scholarship Winner

2020 Scholarship Winner

We are very excited about the 2022 PVRW scholarship winner, Madeleine Steppel.

Madeleine, originally from Northern Virginia, is a junior at Arizona State University’s Barrett, the Honors College. She is majoring in Religious Studies with a concentration in Religion, Politics, and Global Affairs, and earned a Certificate in Political History and Leadership. On-campus, Madeleine is the president of Olami ASU (a Jewish religious and cultural organization), Jewish Heritage Chair of Alpha Epsilon Phi, Epsilon Zeta Chapter, and a Board Member of both College Republicans at ASU and SunPAC (ASU's AIPAC cadre).

Madeleine has interned at multiple organizations focused on finding and exposing the truth, from the Daniel Pearl Project to The Dark Wire, an Investigation Foundation. In Summer 2022, she will intern for the Coalition for Jewish Values. During her visits to almost 30 U.S. college and university campuses since 2016, Madeleine repeatedly observed manifestations of the new antisemitism. She now focuses on unmasking and demystifying antisemitic and anti-Israel acts, and in the long run, intends to become a constitutional defense attorney.

Madeleine studied Japanese for over 12 years and spent the summer of 2018 as an exchange student in a high school in Toyama, Japan. She is also an avid singer and flute player, and a fan of Broadway musical theater, the Washington Capitals, the Washington Nationals, and her family’s miniature poodle, Wolfie.

2021 "Palo Verde Republican Women" Scholarship Winner

2020 Scholarship Winner

We are very excited about the 2021 PVRW scholarship winner, Matthew Wolsky.

My name is Matthew Wolsky. I'm a senior at ASU and Computer Information Systems Major. I'm originally from Montana and I enjoy every sunny day here in Arizona. I'm a part of many clubs on campus from the Rugby club where I'm the president, to the Department of Information Systems Club. I've been in the PHL club for two years now and I've enjoyed immensely the various speakers and discussions put on by the club. Finally, I'll be graduating in May 2022 with my BS in CIS.


2020 "Palo Verde Republican Women" Scholarship Winner

2020 Scholarship Winner

We are very excited about the 2020 PVRW scholarship winner, Arianna Singer. She is a Finance major at ASU, but has expressed interest in the Political History and Leadership Program.

Her essay on the Gettysburg Address was quite impressive: there was unanimity among the ASU scholarship awards committee that hers was the strongest submission, among a competitive field.

Click here to read Arianna's winning essay.


2019 "Palo Verde Republican Women" Scholarship Winner

2020 Scholarship Winner

As a small town girl from Bishop, CA, Kristy Dohnel moved to Tempe to attend Arizona State University and began participating in the political community both on campus and
off. Dohnel landed an internship on a U.S. senate campaign, joined her local Republican
women’s club and the political history and leadership club at ASU. She worked for Congressman David Schweikert as a community outreach liaison on top of pursuing her bachelor’s degree in U.S. history and a certificate in political history and leadership from the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies as well as a minor in political science from the School of Politics and Global Studies. She has also worked at the National Federation of Republican Women headquarters during her summer break.


Palo Verde Republican Women

PVRW provides the avenue for women to influence policy, develop candidates, and elect the leaders of Arizona. We are a multi-generational, multicultural organization that provides the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage, and flourish.

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