The Douglas Tyler Burton Memorial Scholarship
The Douglas Tyler Burton Memorial Scholarship is available through the Arkanas Federation of Republican Women to provide financial assistance and support to young women and men seeking undergraduate degrees or vocational/technical certifications. Awards are made on the basis of academic promise, good character, and financial need. An effort is made to grant scholarships to students who are not eligible for the large nationally known scholarships for which only a small fraction of high school graduates can qualify.
Scholarship winners will be notified February 26, 2021.
The number of scholarships and amounts to be given is made every two years and determined solely by the funds available and discretion of the Executive Committee. currently 1-$500 Vocational or Techinical Scholarship and 1-$1,000 (two or four year) Undergraduate Scholarships are to be awarded.
Application Information for One (1) of Two (2) $750 Republican Women
Sponsored by the Republican Women of Marion County
The Republican Women of Marion County, hereafter referred to as RWMC, are now accepting letters of applications for these scholarships open to all Marion County graduating high school seniors, including those who are home-schooled with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Trade school applicants will be given first consideration. The applicant must be an American citizen.
Letters of application must be post marked no later than June 30, 2020. Application after this date will not be accepted for the award. No exceptions will apply. Notification of the award will be made on or about July 10, 2020.
Each applicant must also submit an essay, not to exceed 500 words, on “How Can I Make America Great Again?” The essay must be typed. Spelling, punctuation, and neatness will be considered. Word count must be noted in the upper right hand corner of the page. The following statement must be included at the bottom of the essay, signed and dated by the applicant: “I certify this composition is my own work.”
PERSONAL INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE:
Applicants name, age, and complete address and phone number
Parents/Guardians names and their occupations
Number of siblings residing in the home
Career path applicant withes to pursue
Schools being considered for attendance
Copy of student transcript that include grade point average
One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher or school official
Any awards the student has received and participation in extracurricular activities
500 word essay on “How Can I Make America Great Again?” with personal certification
Involvement in any community projects
The students chosen to receive these scholarship will
be asked to supply RWMC with the name and address of the trade school and
college where the award is to be sent.
Once the student has registered for classes he/she will need to contact
RWMC at the address below, sending proof that registration has taken
place. At that time, a check for $750
will be sent to the school. This award
can be used toward tuition, books or supplies.
If not used for these purposes, the money will be returned to RWMC. No refunds will be given to the student.
This award must be used within one year.
To apply, please forward a letter of application and packet of supporting information by the deadline stated above to:
Republican Women of Marion County
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 937
Yellville, AR 72687
870-321-9689 (if no answer, please leave a message)
HISTORY OF THE RWMC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In October, 2015, KAREN WAGGONER, passed away. Karen served as an RWMC Officer, chaired several committees including the Legislative Committee. Karen received her Master’s Degree in Education at the University of CT. In 2003, her book, "On My Honor, a Navy Wife's Vietnam Story" was published. She valued education and was very involved in getting the scholarship off the ground.
In September, 2018, SHERRIE PARKIN, who was the Chair Person of the scholarship fund passed away. Sherrie has also been a long time member and very active in the Republican Women of Marion County. She and Karen Waggoner were very good about keeping RWMC informed of legislative issues. Sherrie also believed education was key to a good future. She authored a book titled “Footprints and Sage”. Upon moving to Flippin, AR, she became active and joined a writer’s guild, she also authored a weekly column in The Mountain Echo called “Over 65 and Under Foot”.
In 2018, after much consideration, the Republican Women changed the name of the scholarship to show tribute and memorialize all the wonderfully talented women who have served and given their time, talent and treasure to promote the values of Republican Women of Marion County. Each one believed education was important and education could make a difference if opportunity was given. RWMC feels this is a good way to get involved with the youth and provide a positive, conservative influence in the community.
Applicants will hopefully become involved in a local Republican Women of Marion County club, participate in activities, and become involved in Teenage Republicans, College Republicans, Marion County Republican Committee or other conservative organizations that promote the platform of the Republican Party.
The Republican Women of Marion County Scholarship can be used toward tuition, books or supplies. RWMC will supply the college, University, or Trade School with the funds on behalf of the recipient. This award must be used within one year.
Eligibility: This scholarship is to be given to a Marion County high school senior or home school student who will be entering college in the fall. Each applicant must complete a letter of application, meet the requirements, and submit an essay on a chosen topic each year. The applicant must be an American citizen.
How many scholarships are given? Decision as to the number and the amount of the scholarship is made every year and is determined solely by the funds available and the discretion of the scholarship committee.
How is the scholarship financed? The scholarship is perpetuated by
RWMC. Members are urged to contribute to
the scholarship fund on a regular basis. Fundraisers are held throughout the
year. Contributions are accepted at any time. Checks should be made payable to
the RWMC Scholarship Fund and mailed to RWMC, P. O. Box 937, Yellville, AR
72687. (For printable form scroll to bottom of this page.)
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