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Canadian County students encouraged to apply for Democrats’ $500 scholarships

posted Mar 14, 2017, 10:48 PM by Jody Harlan

CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. – Students are encouraged to apply for the Canadian County Democrats’ Robert "Bob" Burton Democratic Scholarships. The $500 scholarships will be awarded in memory of the organization’s former county vice chair for whom the awards are named.

Applicants must be Democrats registered in Canadian County and enrolled at least half-time at any accredited state-funded college, university or career technology center in Oklahoma.

Students of all ages are eligible.

Scholarship applicants must write a brief essay, complete answers to several questions and submit copies of two letters of recommendation and their voter identification cards.

The deadline to apply is April 28. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

“The Canadian County Democrats have awarded scholarships for eleven years to help students reach their educational goals,” Shirley Burton, scholarship committee chair said. “We have been proud to help our scholarship winners graduate and go on to reach their career goals.”

Burton is the widow of Bob Burton, for whom the scholarships are named. She is secretary of the Canadian County Democrats.

Scholarship committee members include Burton, Laurie Hammons and Dennis Purifoy.

For applications or more information, contact Burton at 405-354-5754 or


Jody Harlan,
Mar 14, 2017, 10:48 PM