Pat Butler

Purpose: This Scholarship will be awarded to a Kent student who has demonstrated their determination to overcome hardship and how they intend to help others overcome their obstacles.

This scholarship was created by Ted Butler in memory of his wife Pat Butler.

The Pat Butler Scholarship is a newly created scholarship in 2020.

Applicants must be graduating seniors from any high school in the Kent School District.

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Have any questions? Contact www.scholarships@kentcommunityfoundation.org

Deadline to apply March 26

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Background: This Scholarship was created by Ted Butler in memory of his wife Pat Butler.  Pat Butler was a wife, a mom, and a grandmom.  She was a librarian before she started those fulltime careers.  She was a person, who survived bad odds in life and fought her way through them until a final one took her.  Pat survived being a 2.5 lb preemie, a teenager who had intestinal holes that kept her hospitalized most of one school year.  As an adult, she had two ectopic pregnancies, two bouts with Pancreatitus and finally fought a battle with rapid progression Parkinsons Disease.

She was a fighter, and it seems appropriate that a scholarship with her name on it should help other determined people make the world a better place.

Essay:

  •  detailing your educational goals (provisional or decided).  And tell us how, in the future, you plan to help others to overcome their obstacles.
  • describe the obstacles you have overcome.