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Craig D. Butler Scholarship Foundation Award

Offered by Craig D. Butler Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 31, 2023
1 award worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

April 12, 2024

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 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Craig D. Butler and support deserving inner-city 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 Philadelphia County or who attend a Philadelphia High School, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who are entering a two or four-year college/university or accredited vocational-technical school as full-time freshmen.

If you’re a college-bound African-American student who is from or attending a high school in Philadelphia, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

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

In addition to meeting the below eligibility requirements, applicants must be residents of Philadelphia County or attend a high school in Philadelphia.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA






Application information

In addition to the below application materials, applicants may be required to submit their SAT or ACT scores.


Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

This scholarship is restricted for use at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and trade/technical schools.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Craig D. Butler Scholarship Foundation Award winner will be announced: May 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?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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