This month 69 Butler Scholar award recipients returned to classrooms across Northern Kentucky. All of these students were selected by their schools for their strong work ethic and their determination to make a better future for themselves and others. For the 2022-23 academic year, the Foundation will invest roughly $310,000 in tuition assistance for these young adults.
Butler Scholars attend four Northern Kentucky high schools: Covington Catholic, Holy Cross, Newport Central Catholic, and Notre Dame Academy; and three local colleges/universities: Gateway Community & Technical College, Northern Kentucky University, and Thomas More University.
The Foundation board feels strongly about supporting hardworking students for long-term success. To that end, awards are generally renewable until the student earns a diploma or degree at their school. This year, seven people who graduated from high school as Butler Scholars are also receiving Butler Scholar awards in college.
Since 2010, the Butler Foundation has awarded over $3.2 million in educational assistance grants to benefit hard-working students with financial need.