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.
2021 Recipients: Annika Pinter, Kyle Smith, Katherine Weigel
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The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation has awarded its annual $1,500 Betty Charlton Scholarships for 2021. This year’s recipients include Annika Pinter, Maranatha Christian Academy; Kyle Smith, DeSoto High School; Katherine Weigel, Mill Valley High School. The scholarship was established in memory of Betty Charlton, a long-time Shawnee Chamber of Commerce employee, to provide education…