SPRWC Now Accepting Scholarship Essays


In honor of Congresswoman Marjorie S. Holt (1920-2018), the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Maryland and a founding member of the Severna Park Republican Women's Club, each year the organization sponsors a $500 scholarship to a young woman who is a high school senior.

Essay Criteria for the 2021 Scholarship

Using the quote by James Madison, “The purpose of the Constitution is to restrict the majority's ability to harm a minority,” tell us why, in an essay of 750 words or less, is it wise to keep the Electoral College or discard it, given that some say its usefulness is outdated. Give historical arguments for its formation vs. current concerns of Democrats. Explain the difference between a democracy and a republic as it relates to the Electoral College.


  • 750 words or less

  • Font size 12, double spaced

  • Microsoft Word documents only

  • Please include name, address, phone number, current high school (or home schooled) and college to attend

  • Deadline: April 15 - submit to sprepublicansmd@gmail.com


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