Congratulations to our 2023 scholarship recipients

Scholarship Recipient Emma Brunson

Since the Royal Neighbors Scholarship Program began in 1961, we have provided more than $5 million in funding to qualifying students who are selected based on their essay responses about their community volunteer efforts and leadership skills.

Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year. We are proud to support these members and their quest for post-secondary education at an accredited institution.

“My goal is to have zero debt by the time I graduate. I took many hours of dual credit in high school to cut down on expenses, and I will be working over the summer to cover additional costs. Your scholarship has removed some of the financial burden from my shoulders, and I am very grateful.” – Peyton Boles

Alek Abell – Carbondale, IL
Peyton Boles – Dexter, MO
Ryder Boles – Dexter, MO
Delaney Bollinger – Dunlap, IL
Emma Brunson – Midland, TX
Ian Cameron – Leland, IL
Laura Cannon – Jacksonville, IL
Jenna Cashman – Westerville, OH
Rose Davidson – Anaheim, CA
Clarice Delles – Blue Springs, MO
Collin Devane – Manhattan, KS
Jordan Filicette – Libertyville, IL
Taylor Filicette – Libertyville, IL
Carmen Gaas – Richmond, TX
Nathan Gerken – Fort Morgan, CO
Tyra Holloway – Wichita, KS
Beck Honebein – Steamboat Springs, CO
Allister Jones – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Madelyn Kinane – Houston, TX
Elizabeth Koepp – Omaha, NE
Veniamin Kuzichev – Washington DC
Alexis Lawson – Galloway, NJ
Sophie Littig – Seal Beach, CA
Meghan Lockhart – Golden, BC
Mary Matlock – St. Marys, KS
Carrigan Minch – Sherrard, IL
Nicholas Nondorf – Machesney Park, IL
Taj-Reese Oliver – Laurel, MD
Evan Pouliot – Circle Pines, MN
Ednie Saint Eloi – Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Zanya Sewell – Colorado Springs, CO
Abigale Siska – Wharton, TX
Brianna Sowunmi – Wylie, TX
Kacie Swanson – Sherrard, IL
Randi Tubbs – Seminole, FL
Jaxon Wietfeld – North Bend, NE

“Philanthropy is about serving your planet, country, community, school, and those less fortunate. If we all do our part, we can affect change, set examples to inspire others, and truly make the world a better place – one empowered leader and one beautiful smile at a time.” – Madelyn Kinane

“I feel that volunteering is a way to payback all I have been given. I am a devout believer that a community is only as strong as the people willing to step up and volunteer to make it the best community it can be.” – Emma Brunson