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William R. Burton Scholarship

The William R. Burton Scholarship was established in 1994 by the Lorain County JVS Teachers' Association in memory of William R. Burton, the founding superintendent of the Lorain County JVS. Mr. Burton devoted his efforts to establish and maintain high standards of performance for both the JVS faculty and students. He served as superintendent for 19 years and completed 33 years in education as a teacher and administrator.

The Burton Scholarship will be awarded to a vocational student who possesses the drive, skills, and will necessary to succeed in post-secondary education or training. It is designed for the student who possesses a vocational "heart and soul."

Selection Criteria

  • May be used for college, technical school, or continuing education courses.
  • Selection is based on: application, transcript, letters of recommendation, letter of acceptance and interview.
  • Selection is conducted by members of the Lorain County JVS Teachers' Association.
  • Scholarship is one-year nonrenewable and awarded at the Senior Recognition Ceremony.
  • Applications are available in the Student Services or online.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in career-technical programs at the Lorain County JVS, William R. Burton Building.