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.
2023 Betty Charlton Scholarship
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation welcomes applicants for its annual Betty Charlton Scholarship award. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic years need to be completed online and submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023.
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.
2022 Recipients: Alexa Magstadt, Victoria Neighbour, Thy Nguyen
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The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation has awarded its annual $1,500 Betty Charlton Scholarships for 2022. This year’s recipients include Alexa Magstadt, Victoria Neighbour, and Thy Nguyen. All three are graduates of Shawnee Mission North West High School. The scholarship was established in memory of Betty Charlton, a long-time Shawnee Chamber of Commerce employee, to…