By Conrad Dudderar
Yukon business leaders will help a group of high school seniors get a kick-start on their post-secondary careers.
An application period is open for members of the Class of 2021 interested in getting some financial help as they further their education beyond high school.
Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 5 to apply for scholarships provided by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce.
In each of the past two years, the Yukon Chamber has awarded five $1,000 scholarships.
Yukon’s 2021 seniors are being encouraged to apply for this valuable benefit made possible by members of the local business community.
“We decided to again offer five scholarship this year because of the value this is to our future,” Yukon Chamber CEO Pam Shelton said.
This scholarship offer is open to graduating seniors at both Yukon High School and Southwest Covenant High School. Applicants must be enrolling in an accredited college or career technical school.
To be eligible, the student must work for a Yukon Chamber member or be the child or grandchild of a Yukon Chamber member. Applicants must be 21 years or under.
YHS and SWCS will graduate this year’s senior classes in May.
LAST YEAR’S HONOREES
Four YHS seniors and once SWCS senior were awarded chamber scholarships in May 2020 after applications and essays were submitted by 14 students.
Last year’s scholarship recipients were David DeLoera, University of Central Oklahoma; Lois Garner, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Hattie Hughs, Oklahoma State University; Kylie Moseley, Oral Roberts University; and Cody Watson, Missouri Western State University.
YHS and SWCS seniors who want to receive a 2021 Yukon Chamber Scholarship are required to submit or postmark a completed scholarship application by the 5 p.m. April 5 deadline.
Applications may be mailed or dropped off at the Yukon Chamber office, 10 W Main – Suite 130 in Yukon.
All applicants will be evaluated on their academic achievement, work, extra-curricular activities, and a written essay.
Monies raised from various annual Yukon Chamber events support the scholarship fund.
To obtain an application form or for more information, call (405) 354-3567.