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By Traci Chapman
CanadianCounty Democrats are offering a $500 scholarship to area students.
Jody Harlan, county Democrats volunteer chair, said the scholarship was established in honor of the organization’s former vice chair, Robert Burton.
“He was always interested in involving young people in politics, getting people to get out and vote, who is going to be our liaison to young people now that Bob’s gone – we just decided to name the scholarship after him,” Harlan said.
Students of any age from throughout Canadian County are eligible to apply for the scholarship, Harlan said. Students must be registered Democrats eligible to vote in Canadian County and enrolled full time at any accredited Oklahoma state-funded college, university or career technology center.
Applicants must complete a series of short essay questions and submit copies of their voter identification cards with their submitted application. Applications deadline is 5 p.m. May 17. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted, Harlan said.
For scholarship applications or more information, contact scholarship committee chairman Shirley Burton at (405) 354-5754 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or download an application form from the Canadian County Democrats website at http://www.canadiancodems.org/.