The M. Verna Butterer Educational Trust offers a combination scholarship and interest free loan to Bucks County, Pennsylvania residents that demonstrate financial need and want to pursue post high school education. A recipient of a scholarship/loan may be eligible for up to four years of funding for attendance at colleges, universities, technical schools, nursing schools and other post-secondary institutions located within the U.S. Applicants must have financial need for educational purposes as determined by the trustees of the foundation, be a graduating high school senior, current undergraduate student, or non-traditional returning student and a U.S. citizen who is at least a 2-year resident of Bucks County. Recipients will be notified in late May.
A devoted and active Soroptimist during all of her adult life, Verna was a charter member of the Bucks County club formed in 1938. She became president in 1943 and served as regional treasurer from 1970-1974. In 1987 she was appointed regional historian, a position she occupied until her death in 1993. It is the intention and purpose of the trust to recognize Bucks County students who have demonstrated a financial need achieve a post secondary education in their chosen fields.