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Gertrude Butts Scholarship Fund

The Gertrude Butts Fund, a non-profit corporation organized in 1929, and closely affiliated with the Diocese of Newark, seeks applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application deadline is May 4, 2020.

The Fund was established to carry out provisions of the will of George Butts in memory of his daughter Gertrude who died at the age of 14. Income from the fund is used to provide collegiate or vocational scholarship assistance to youth in need in the Diocese of Newark.

Under the provisions of Mr. Butts’ will, special emphasis is placed upon those young people who are orphaned, half-orphaned, and indigent and who are members of a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

Anyone whose circumstances fit the Fund’s special emphasis, and who is pursuing a vocational or collegiate education at the bachelor level, is asked to email his or her name, address, and the name of the sponsoring church immediately to:

or, mail your letter of request to:

Mrs. Juli S. Towell, Scholarship Chair
Attn: Gertrude Butts Fund Application
2 Sunningdale Court
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Upon receipt of your request, an application package will be sent to you. The completed application package is to include a letter requesting the scholarship, a copy of the front page of your parents’ most recent tax return, your most recent transcript of grades, and a recommending letter from the Rector, Vicar, Priest-in-Charge or Warden of your current parish. All requested materials must be completed and returned by May 4, 2020 via mail or email. Any questions concerning the process may be emailed to the scholarship chair, at