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 $44,000 have been awarded to area high school seniors over the last 22 years.

2019 Recipients   Grace Cheesman and Megan Ramaekers

2020 Betty Charlton Scholarship

The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation welcomes applicants for its annual Betty Charlton Scholarship award. Applications for the 2019-2020 academic years need to be completed online and submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020.

2020 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. 

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  • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce
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  • 15100 West 67th Street
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  • Shawnee, KS 66217-9344