Ladies League Scholarship Applications Available

The Ladies League is pleased to announce there will be four $1000 scholarships awarded this year to qualified applicants. Interested applicants must complete the scholarship application below and postmark no later than March 1 to Phyllis Apple:

Bartholomew County Republican Ladies League Scholarship
ATTN: Mrs. Phyllis Apple
15250 East Base Road
Columbus, IN 47203

2019 Republican Ladies League Scholarship Application

Applicants must:

  • Pursue a college degree at a 2- or 4-year Indiana college or university
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Be involved in extracurricular school, community, or political activities
  • Pass the 5 question political history test
  • Complete a separate, one page essay
  • Be a resident of Bartholomew County

Accompanying the application must be an official high school transcript and one non-family reference letter.

Scholarships are open to all political preferences.

Ladies League Scholarships Awarded

The Bartholomew County Republican Ladies League awarded four $750 scholarships for 2018. The scholarships were presented to recipients at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner on March 23rd. A fundraising auction held each year at Lincoln Day Dinner raises money for the scholarship fund, and this year we are excited to report our generous donors helped us raise $5300 for next year’s scholarships!

Read below for more information about each of the 2018 scholarship recipients and to read a quote from each of their essays.

Kyla Foley

Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Greg Foley.  Student at Columbus North High School and graduating 16th out of 4454 students with a GPA of 4.17.  Plans to attend Grace College, IUPUC or Indiana Wesleyan University to study Secondary Social Studies Education.  Kyla is a member of Show Choir, church youth group where she has gone on a mission trip, National Honor Society, Academic High Honor Roll all 4 years and track & field.  Kyla is an AP government student who excels in class and participated in the Indiana State House Page program.  Kyla is looking forward to voting for the first time this year.  Quote from her essay: “The ability to vote is  a right.  It is a privilege, a kind of gift we have been given as Americans and as people”.

Grace Hasler

Daughter of Michael & Dena Hasler.  Student at Hauser High School and graduating 5th out of 72 students with a GPA of 4.20059.  Plans to attend Purdue University to study Ag Sales and Marketing in the School of Ag Econ.  Grace is active in the National High School Rodeo Assoc. holding several offices.  She is involved in student government as senior class secretary and junior class treasurer as well as Student Council VP, FFA, national honor society, Bartholomew Co. DAR Good Citizen Award, and Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.  Grace is co-captain of the women’s basketball team and varsity runner in track and field.  Volunteer with Feed My Starving Children and Hope Moravian Monday Night Meal Site.  Quote from her essay: “The right to vote establishes the equality and influence that allows every American citizen to live in a free country that shall not perish from the earth”

Mallory Mays

Daughter of Ronald and Deborah Mays.  Student at Columbus East High School and graduating 5th out of 366 students with a GPA of 4.199.  Plans to attend University of Indianapolis to study Exercise Science.  Mallory was very active  delegate to Hoosier Girls State learning how government works.  She is officer in Key Club and is in the National Honor Society, is an East cheerleader, participates in track and field and was involved with the Turning Point Dance.  Quote from her essay: “I feel like the right to vote means you are making a difference in the community, nation and even the world”.

Madelyn Sanders

Daughter of Christine & Anthony Sanders.  She is a student at Columbus North High School and plans to attend Butler University to study Biology and Spanish.  She is graduating 12th in her class of 454 with a GPA of 4.206.  Madelyn is president of her high school Young Republican Club and received Luke Messer’s 6th Congressional District excellence award.  She is student body president and participates in varsity sports, show choir and belongs to the National Honor Society.  Quote from her essay: “Our democracy is only as good as the people who are willing to participate in it”.


Ladies League Chair, Laura DeDominic with scholarship recipients Madelyn Sanders, Mallory Mays, Grace Hasler, and Kyla Foley.

Indiana Republican State Convention Registration Open Through May 15

For just the second time in state history, the Indiana Republican State Convention will be in a city outside the state’s capital! Join us on June 8-9 as Republicans from across Indiana convene for a weekend in Evansville to nominate our 2018 statewide ticket and to have some fun. Delegates will nominate our party’s candidates for Secretary of State, Treasurer of State and Auditor of State, as well as approve the state party platform and get geared up for the 2018 elections!

Friday, June 8 
• Credential pickup
• Evening activities begin at approx. 5 p.m. CT

Saturday, June 9
• Official proceedings convene at 10 a.m. CT — Ford Center

Ford Center
1 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN

For additional information and to register online, visit

Candidate Filing Update

Bartholomew County Republicans started the first day of filing  for Local Offices with nine (9) candidates and one (1) State Convention Delegate candidate.

This was compared to zero (0) Democrats!!!

Here are some important dates and information:

  • Filing deadline is Feb 9, 2018 at noon.
  • Offices up for election and filings are listed on the Bartholomew County website on the main page. Click on the yellow ballot box. Filings are updated real time by the Voter’s Registration Office.
  • Below is a link for information regarding the up-coming Indiana State Republican Convention, June 8-9, 2018 in Evansville, IN.

Thank you,
Barb Hackman

2018 State Convention Delegate Ltr