Apply to the Lewis W. Butler Foundation Scholarship

We at the Lewis W. Butler Foundation are excited to be awarding our third round of scholarships in Fall 2024 for students entering their freshman, sophomore, and junior years of college.

Scholarships will be evaluated and awarded in May 2024, with amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 per year.

This scholarship is open to rising college freshman, sophomores, and juniors who are enrolled in or are planning to be enrolled in the following programs or majors:

  • Architecture, interior design, or landscape architecture
  • Industrial design
  • Graphic design, illustration, or animation
  • Urban design or city planning

In addition, we are looking for students who:

  • Are under-represented in design and have financial need for additional scholarship funding
  • Demonstrate high potential in their chosen academic / career path
  • Grew up in, attend or attended school in, or otherwise have ties to the San Francisco Bay Area or California
  • Attended at least 2 years of high school in the U.S.

You must also have a recommendation submitted by a teacher or another person in your life who can comment on your skills and experience with design. You are responsible for sending them the recommendation form and this form must be completed for your application to be considered.

There will be a space on the application to upload up to two multimedia files of design or visual art(s) projects.

Questions? Reach out to us at apply@lewiswbutlerfoundation.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 7th, 2024. Scholarship finalists may also be asked to submit high school and/or college transcripts.

View application form