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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 education to provide education assistance to area students.

The Scholarship Fund now awards one or two $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 23 years.

2021 Betty Charlton Scholarship

The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation welcomes applicants for its annual Betty Charlton Scholarship award. Applications for the 2020-2021 academic years need to be completed online and submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

2021 Application and Criteria to view the application and criteria

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.

2020 Recipients: Eva Burke and Morgan Blubaugh

Click the blog post below to learn more about Eva and Morgan!

Two Shawnee Students to Receive 2020 Chamber Foundation Scholarships

June 17, 2020

The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation has awarded its annual $1,500 Betty Charlton Scholarships for 2020. This year’s recipients include Eva Burke and Morgan Blubaugh, both graduates of Mill Valley High School. The scholarship was established in memory of Betty Charlton, a long-time Shawnee Chamber of Commerce employee, to provide education assistance to outstanding, area high-school…

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