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    Craig D. Butler Scholarship Foundation Award

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Craig D. Butler Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

    Reviewed by Zach SkillingsLast updated Apr 4, 2024
    1 award worth


    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Craig D. Butler Scholarship Foundation Award annually grants $1,000 to a college-bound, African-American high school senior who is from or will graduate from a high school in Pennsylvania. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Craig D. Butler and support deserving high school seniors. CDB Scholarships, the sponsor of the scholarship, aims to provide financial aid to African-Americans pursuing higher education, especially to those who’ve experienced gun violence. To be eligible, applicants must be African-American residents of Pennsylvania or attend a Pennsylvania high school. Applicants should also have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be entering a two or four-year college/university or accredited vocational-technical school as a full-time freshman. If you meet this criteria, we encourage you to apply!

    About Craig D. Butler Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

    The Craig D. Butler Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was established to honor the life of Craig D. Butler and to continue his legacy of integrity, generosity and service. CDB aims to aid young adults from under-served populations to pursue higher education. Each year, the CDB Scholarship Foundation seeks future high school graduates to offer financial support to as they pursue their dreams in the aftermath of gun violence.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Minimum GPA






    Application information

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    Essay Prompt

    Please list Advanced Placement (AP), honors courses, and internships you have participated in that are related to your academic or career interest. For each course, please list the dates that you took the class and the grade you earned.

    Maximum 250 words

    Essay Prompt

    Please list school and community activities in which you have participated, such as varsity and club sports, scouting, church groups, and student government. Include memberships in the Honor Society, Beta Club, and volunteer activities. For each activity, please list the position you held and your dates of participation.

    Maximum 250 words

    Essay Prompt

    Please list jobs you have held in the past three years. For each job, please list your employer, year of school, dates of employment, and hours per week.

    Maximum 250 words

    Essay Prompt

    Please list any honors, awards, and/or special recognition you have received over the last year.

    Maximum 250 words

    Essay Prompt

    Please discuss why you applied for this scholarship and why you feel you are a good candidate for the award. State your position, defend your answer, and most importantly, answer the question.

    Maximum 250 words

    Essay Prompt

    Please write any information or special circumstances that you would like the committee to consider for your application. For example, communicate any pertinent or unusual circumstances or information concerning your financial need.

    Maximum 250 words


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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Craig D. Butler Scholarship Foundation Award winner will be announced: May 15, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Craig D. Butler Scholarship Foundation, Inc. at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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