Kristy Dohnel is the Recipient of Palo Verde Republican Women’s First Arizona State University Scholarship!

Palo Verde Republican Women’s club is proud to announce its first Arizona State University (ASU) scholarship endowment winner: Kristy Dohnel. The scholarship is awarded through ASU’s Political History and Leadership program.

Kristy Dohnel

The Palo Verde Republican Women scholarship endowment fund was three years in the making. And it was exemplary vision and leadership as well as over-the-top perseverance and commitment to success by Palo Verde Republican Women Past President Joan Lang and Immediate Past President Jan Stephenson that enabled the club to fund the endowment to the tune of $64,000 (and growing), well exceeding the original goal of $25,000! As it currently stands, the endowment ensures at least two scholarships per year—in perpetuity— to be awarded to deserving conservative students attending ASU.

Roxane Barwick, Manager, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, informed the club of the school’s selection in early April. At the same time, she thanked all of the club’s members for their generosity in creating this scholarship endowment to support students in the ASU Political History and Leadership program.

According to ASU, Kristy is well-deserving. She currently works for Congressman David Schweikert and was selected as one of only two women in the country for the Dorothy Andres Kabis Memorial Internship by the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) this summer.

More can be learned about Kristy in an online article entitled History Undergrad Wins Prestigious Summer Internship in Washington, D.C. (April 2, 2019). According to the article, “Kristy Dohnel grew up in a small town of around 4,000 people; she lived in a mobile home on a 100-acre ranch. From little Bishop, California, she moved to Tempe to attend Arizona State University. Upon arriving, Dohnel didn’t know a single person on campus, but that didn’t stop her from getting involved.

“She is now two and a half years into her undergraduate degree and has pushed herself to participate in the political community both on campus and off. Before attending ASU she had no prior experience in politics, just an interest in the topic.

“Dohnel landed an internship on a U.S. senate campaign, where she rose to the role of campaign scheduler and became a precinct committeeman in her legislative district. At the same time, she joined her local Republican women’s club and the political history and leadership club at ASU.

“She is now working 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.”

Palo Verde Republican Women club members are happy to learn of their first scholarship winner. And they look forward to watching Kristy’s continued success upon graduation. Congratulations Kristy Dohnel!

Information about Kristy Dohnel was retrieved on April 19, 2019 from

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