Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Right to Vote!
Our deadline is now passed. Thanks to all those who submitted essays. Stay tuned for our decision on the winner of the scholarship.
The Severna Park Republican Women's Club sponsors a scholarship in memory of founding member, 7 term Congresswoman Marjorie Holt. We award $1,000 to a deserving Anne Arundel County high school senior young woman to assist with college expenses. It is an essay contest and the check is presented at our annual fundraiser in May.
Essay Criteria for the 2020 Scholarship
While women made up the majority of voters in the 2012 election—casting 53 percent of ballots, according to exit poll data analyzed by the Center for American Progress—they were shut off from the polls altogether just a century ago. It took 72 years of tireless work for American women to secure the right to vote. On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment was adopted.
Alice Paul, one of the suffragettes said when talking about voting rights, “I never doubted equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about equality.”
What difference do you see it has made in the elections in the last 100 years of women voting?
In an essay of 750 words or less, please provide your opinion on the statement above and how you believe the Republican Party is responding to the elements of the statement.
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Please include your name, address, telephone number, high school you attend and college you are planning on attending in the fall of 2020 with your essay.
Please email to sprepublicansMD@gmail.com by or before March 20, 2020.
Late responses will not be accepted.
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