52 Deerfield Moments: #45
Butler Scholarship

52 Deerfield Moments: #45 - The Promise Of A Higher Education

52 Moments in Deerfield History

The Promise Of A Higher Education

The Butler Scholarship

The JD Butler and Alice Butler Scholarship Foundation was created in 1978 through the generosity of Alice W. Butler in memory of their children, Evelyn Butler, Reba Butler, and J.D.Butler, Jr. It was Mrs. Butler’s expressed wish to assist students who graduated from Deerfield Beach High School who did not have sufficient financial resources required to pay the cost and expenses of continuing their education.

Deerfield Beach High School is only one of two public high schools in the country that is endowed in this manner. Today, the Butler Scholarship Fund is valued at over 91 million dollars.