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Betty Charlton Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was started by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Shawnee Chamber in 1997 in memory of Betty Charlton, who was a strong supporter of providing education assistance to area students.

The Scholarship Fund now awards one, two, or three $1,500 scholarships each spring to students who live or attend school in Shawnee, and have demonstrated an involvement in community leadership. Each year a portion of the proceeds from the Chamber Annual Dinner auction directly benefits the Betty Charlton Scholarship fund and continues to support future community leadership. Scholarships totaling $50,000 have been awarded to area high school seniors over the last 24 years.

Beginning in 2023 the Shawnee Economic Development Council has begun a new Career Ready Scholarship. You can read more about this at the SEDC website. Read more...

2024 Betty Charlton Scholarship

The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation welcomes applicants for its annual Betty Charlton Scholarship award. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic years need to be completed online and submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024.

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.

2023 Recipients: Matthew Free and Lexi Kurt

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