Archive for Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation offers scholarship

February 27, 2018

The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation welcomes applicants for its annual Betty Charlton Scholarship award.

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic years need to be completed online and submitted no later than 5 p.m. on March 23.

The scholarship was founded in memory of Betty Charlton, who was a strong supporter of education, to provide education assistance to area students.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: the student must be a graduating high school senior who attends school in Shawnee, or is a resident of Shawnee who will continue his or her education through a two- or four-year college and/or technical school.

Consideration will be given to the student's work, school activity and community service records. The student must continue to attend classes and keep a 3.0 grade point average (or equivalent); a certified transcript must accompany the application; and the scholarship application must be completed on the form provided by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and submitted by the March 23 deadline.

A personal interview will be conducted as part of the selection process.

Once awarded, the scholarship amount is $1,500. The student is responsible for notifying the Chamber office in advance in order to request a check.

The recipient will be notified prior to May and recognized at the June monthly membership luncheon. For more information regarding criteria, please call the Chamber office at 913-631-6545.

The online application is located at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation website.


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