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Canadian County students eligible to apply for Democratic scholarship


Canadian County students may 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.

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. Applicants must write a brief essay, complete answers to several questions, and submit two letters of recommendation and a copy of their voter identification card.

The deadline to apply is April 26. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

“The Canadian County Democrats have been proud to award scholarships for thirteen years to help students complete their educational goals,” Shirley Burton, scholarship committee chair said. “We want scholarship winners to vote and feel included in the Democratic process.”

For applications or more information, contact Burton at 405-354-5754 or Application forms are available on the Canadian County Democrats’ website at