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Gertrude Butts Scholarship Fund

The Gertrude Butts Fund seeks applicants for the 2023/2024 academic year. The application deadline is May 8, 2023.

The Butts Fund provides collegiate scholarships annually to youth of the Diocese. Special emphasis is placed on those scholars who are orphaned, or who are children of single parents, who demonstrate financial need and who are members of a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. Annual awards may range from $2,000 to $8,000, and can be renewed each year that the scholar attends college.

Interested scholars are asked to e-mail his or her name, mailing address and sponsoring church to Mary Ann Risley at to begin the application process.

Upon receipt of a request, an application package will be sent to the scholar. The completed application is to include:

a letter from the scholar;

income information for the scholar’s parent/guardian,

a school transcript; and

a letter of recommendation from the scholar’s Rector, Vicar, priest-in-Charge or Warden.

All requested materials must be received by May 8, 2023. Any questions concerning the process may be emailed to the scholarship chair, at, or to Mary Ann Risley at