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Burton-Taylor Scholarship

The Burton-Taylor College & Academic Scholarship is an educational program of the Keenan E. Burton Children, Youth and Families Project in collaboration with 1+1=U, Inc. These awards recognize deserving high school students with monetary support towards their pursuit of post-secondary education. Scholarships may be used to offset any educational expense.

In its inaugural year installation, only students actively participating in the youth empowerment organization, 1+1=U, Inc. will be eligible for the award. Beginning 2011, students from any high school may qualify. Students planning to attend the University of Kentucky or St. Louis University are encouraged to apply.

Honoring Edward Burton and Gladys Taylor, the parents of Keenan E. Burton, NFL St. Louis Rams WR (2008) and former University of Kentucky WR (2003-2006), the Burton-Taylor College & Academic Scholarship aims to empower youth in their educational attainment and who have overcome socio-economic and family obstacles towards success and academic achievement against all odds.


  1. Must be a High School Senior;
  2. Must include a letter of active participation in 1+1=U, Inc from the Executive Director;
  3. Must include a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor or prominent community figure;
  4. Must include a letter confirming official graduation in June of current school year;
  5. Must include an essay of 150 words stating how they have overcome the following:
    • Socio-cultural Obstacles
    • Financial Obstacles
    • Family Challenges
  6. Must include official transcript confirming required G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher based on 4.0 grade scale; and
  7. Must present a qualifying letter of admissions for acceptance into a college, university, vocational/technical school, preparatory, military academy or career development training institution of higher learning.
  8. Must include a letter from parent/guardian on how the Burton-Taylor Scholarship can help their child.


  • Must submit complete application with requested documents.
  • Absolutely no faxes of application or required documents accepted. Required documents may be uploaded as a pdf using our secure application form or mailed to: Margaret Dunbar-Demaree, 1+1=U, Inc., P.O. Box 22561, Louisville, KY 40252.

Announcements of Awards:

June of current school year

Deadline for Application:

Second Week of May of the current school year

Awards will be determined by availability of funding. To complete our online scholarship application using our secure form, click here.