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Scholarship applications due to Canadian County Democrats by April 26

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Scholarships applications are due April 26 for the Canadian County Democrats’ Robert “Bob” Burton Democratic Scholarship. The Democrats’ have offered $500 scholarships for 18 years in memory of the organization’s former county vice chair.

Scholarship Committee Chair Shirley 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 Laurie Hammons and Mark Hammons.

Applicants must be registered to vote as Democrats 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.

Students may request an application from Burton or complete and submit a online application at

Instructions on how to complete the application are available at

Applicants must also submit supporting documents, including a brief essay, answers to several questions, two letters of recommendation and a copy of their voter registration cards.

Applicants who use the Google form must have email accounts in order to upload supporting documents. Gmail accounts are free and easy to create at

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