Who Can Apply: The Patrick M. Butler Memorial Scholarship is for students who were residents of Cape Cod (Barnstable County) when they graduated from high school who have been accepted into or are currently attending an accredited law school and will be attending either part-time or full-time in the academic year immediately following the scholarship deadline. Preference is for students from the Town of Barnstable.
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Patrick M. Butler by his family and friends. Patrick graduated from College of the Holy Cross and Suffolk Law School. He began his career as an assistant district attorney for the Cape and Islands and then was a partner with Nutter, McClennen, and Fish LLP as manager of its Hyannis office. Patrick specialized in land use and was one of the firm’s most successful and well-regarded attorneys. His professional accomplishments were numerous and he was extremely proud of his Nutter “family.” Patrick was a force for good in community and civic organizations.
He was on the Vestry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and was senior warden at St. Andrew’s by the Sea. He actively served on several volunteer Boards. He was chairman of the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, president of the board for the Barnstable Horace Mann Charter School, president of the Barnstable Youth Hockey Association, and a committee chairman at the Hyannisport Club. He was dedicated to the mock trial program for school children and coached several of his children’s sports teams. This scholarship is made to honor and remember Patrick’s life, his strength of character, and his honor and respect for others.
Deadline: April 1, 2018