DCGOP Scholarship Program

The Delta County Republican Central Committee is proud to announce our Scholarship Program for the school  year 2021 – 2022.  

All Delta County high school seniors are welcome to apply to our scholarship program. This program is funded through our famous rifle raffle ticket sales each year. The scholarship award monies vary from year to year according to total ticket sales.


This upcoming school year  we will be offering two $1500.00 scholarships to two well deserving students.   The three page application is available as PDF files listed below.


Thank you for your interest in this program. We always accept donations to help fund the future leaders of tomorrow. Please consider a donation through our secure donation page.  

Scholarship Committee.                          

Kevin Rusling, Committee Chair

Roger Bentley, Vice Chair of DCGOP

Fred McKee

Shirley Bauer

Leona (Lee) Lange


For any questions, contact Kevin Rusling at rusling05@gmail.com

Good Luck Seniors!

2020 Rifle Raffle Scholarship Winners

Abby Reed

Our first winner is Abby Reedy from Paonia High School. 


Abby was selected as the top applicant from her essay and the first applicant to complete attending the required monthly meetings.  Her essay was on the 1st & 2nd amendment.   Due to Abby leaving before the August deadline for college, her Scholarship Certificate was presented May 12, in Paonia at their High School by our chair, Dave Bradford. Though a joyful event, this also marked the closing of Paonia Highschool.  Abby said she was glad she applied for the scholarship and thought the requirement of attending 5 meetings was a good idea.  She especially enjoyed the presentation by gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez.



Abby will be attending Doane University in Crete, Nebraska. She will be studying law and playing soccer.

Benaiah Huggins

Our second winner is Benaiah (Ben) Huggins from Vision Charter Academy. 

Benaiah was the first student to apply for our scholarship program in Sept, 2020 after stopping in the Delta GOP Headquarters.  He came to his first meeting in October 2020.  Working 2 jobs at the time of his application made it a bit of a challenge to finish the required meetings, but he stuck with it and finally prevailed!  Benaiah chose to write his essay on the 1st amendment and 9th amendment.  About the requirements, Benaiah said he learned a lot about our local government and felt it added to his AP class on government.  He thought it was important for all little towns to learn about local government. Benaiah was presented his Scholarship Certificate August 3rd at our monthly meeting by Roger Bentley Vice Chair and Dave Bradford Chair.       



Benaiah will be attending Regis University in Denver, CO. He will be majoring in Literature and Pre Law.