Canadian County Democrats’ $500 scholarship applications due by May 7

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CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. – Students registered to vote as Democrats are invited to apply for the Canadian County Democrats’ Robert “Bob” Burton Democratic Scholarship.

The $500 scholarship is awarded each year in memory of the organization’s former county vice chair for whom the awards are named.

2021 is the 15th year Democrats have awarded the scholarship.

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.

The deadline to apply is May 7. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

“The Canadian County Democrats’ scholarship helps students reach educational goals and encourages them to vote and fully participate in the Democratic process,” Shirley Burton, scholarship committee chair said. “We encourage all Democratic students to apply now.”

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.

Scholarship paperwork is simple to complete. 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.

Students may request an application from Burton or complete and submit a Google form at http://bit.ly/2021CCDScholarship, The Google form includes an additional link with instructions on page 1.

Applicants who submit the Google form must have gmail.com email accounts in order to upload supporting documents. Gmail accounts are free and easy to create at https://tinyurl.com/37fycmmp.

Scroll down for the application. For more information, please contact Burton at 405-354-5754 or sbrtn19@aol.com.

ROBERT “BOB” BURTON DEMOCRAT SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSORED BY THE CANADIAN COUNTY DEMOCRATS, CANADIAN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
www.canadiancodems.org

RULES:
ELIGIBILITY
Applicant must:

*Be a registered democrat in Canadian County, Oklahoma of any age.
*Be currently enrolled or be admitted for at least half time enrollment at any accredited Oklahoma state-funded college or accredited career technology center.
*Provide a copy of voter identification card
*Provide copy of active enrollment (or letter of admission) from school along with completed scholarship application.

APPLICATION

*Application is to be completed solely by applicant.
*All applications must be typed or printed clearly.
*Please attach a separate piece of paper(s) for essay question.
*Attach each of the following to the completed application form:
*Letters of recommendation from TWO Oklahoma democrats who will attest to applicant’s support and involvement in the Democrat Party.
*Proof of residence in Canadian County, Oklahoma.
*College transcript or proof of acceptance and high school transcript.

DEADLINE

Applications must be received by May 7, 2021. Send completed application to:
Canadian County Democrats’ Scholarship Program
804 Mabel C Fry Blvd
Yukon, OK 73099-2812

For more information, contact Shirley Burton at (405) 354-5754 or sbrtn19@aol.com.
When the application is received, candidates will be notified via email, if possible. Applicants who do not have an email address should be sure to include a phone number for notification of receipt. Applications which do not meet the above stated requirements will not be considered. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Recipient(s) must be available to meet our members at a regularly scheduled monthly meeting for acceptance of the scholarship.

ALL SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, AND MAY BE USED FOR TUITION, BOOKS, FEES, ETC.

ROBERT “BOB” BURTON DEMOCRAT SCHOLARSHIP

SPONSORED BY THE CANADIAN COUNTY DEMOCRATS, CANADIAN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA

www.canadiancodems.org

CANADIAN COUNTY DEMOCRATS’ SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name: ______________________________________________ Date of Birth: _______________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
Telephone Number: Home: ______________ Work: ____________________ Cell: __________________
E-Mail: ________________________________________________________________________________
SCHOOL INFORMATION
High School _________________________________________ Address: __________________________ College or Technology Center: _____________________________________________________________ Bursar’s Office Contact: ________________________________ Phone: ___________________________
Field of Study: ________________________________________ GPA: _____________________________
Expected Graduation Date: ______________ Expected Degree: _________________________________
Student I.D. No. _________________________________________________________________________
DEMOCRAT PARTY
Please provide a brief summary of the following:
1. Why are you a Democrat?
2. How did you become involved with the Canadian County Democrats or the Democratic Party?
3. How can Canadian County Democrats encourage young people to become involved in our political campaigns and activities?

Write a brief essay on the following topic: (500 word maximum)

Why would you like to be awarded the Robert “Bob” Burton Canadian County Democratic Party Scholarship?

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