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The Matt & JoAnn Butler Youth Development Scholarship Program recognizes the importance of comprehensive youth development and the value of continued participation in the Scouting program through the Girl Scouts of the USA, Camp Fire USA, and the Boy Scouts of America.  The Matt & JoAnn Butler Youth Development Scholarship Committee will annually select recipients to receive a $2,000 scholarship to be used for post high school education.

To obtain a scholarship application, contact any local Scout Service Center or download the application form here: Butler Scholarship Form 2017-2018.pdf


All applicants must:
  • Be currently registered with the Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America; Northern Star Camp Fire USA; Dakota Horizons Council, Girl Scouts (Northwest and Northeast Districts only). 
  • Be a graduating high school senior entering college, university  or post high school technical school in the year the scholarship is awarded.  Scholarships are awarded only to those applicants who graduate from high school in the calendar year in which scholarships are presented.  A certified diploma indicating graduation must be submitted if selected to receive scholarship.
  • Provide a transcript of high school grades covering six semesters only.  The transcript need not be “official”.
  • Submit photocopy of ACT and/or SAT score unless score is included on transcript.
  • Have demonstrated leadership ability in your organization and a strong record of participation in activities outside of your organization. Provide a statement by the applicant clearly stating why he believes he/she needs financial aid, signed by the applicant and countersigned by the parent.
  • Provide one signed recommendation letter from a volunteer leader who knows the applicant personally. This is the only endorsement required.  Endorsements from teachers, counselors, etc., should not be included.
  • Attach a brief statement of up to 150 words entitled, “What receiving this Youth Development Scholarship would mean to me.”

Submit application no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 4, 2017.  Submit application to:

    Matt & JoAnn Butler Youth Development Scholarship Committee
    Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America,
    4200 19th Avenue South
    Fargo, ND  58103

Questions or need additional information:  Contact Terri Schultz at 877-293-5011.


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