The Butts Family Scholarship was established in honor of Susan Butts’ Lewis-Clark State College graduation in May, 2004. Susan is a third generation of her family to graduate from Lewis-Clark State College. Susan received her degree in Communication Arts and attended graduate school seeking her Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. She works full time at Washington State University for Student Involvement in the division of Student Affairs.
Susan’s mother, Patricia Johnson Butts, graduated in 1989 with a degree in English Literature. While attending she was a member of the Ambassador’s, sang in the LC Choir and performed in the drama Stop the World, I Want to Get Off.
Susan’s grandmother, Verna Sampson Butts, graduated in 1922 from what was then the Lewiston State Normal School, with a Teaching Degree and taught for ten years in the surrounding area. An interesting note is that Verna’s sister, Edythe Sampson, organized the Nez Perce County Library and was an Assistant Librarian at LCSC. Susan’s ancestral family has been in this area since 1865.
Not only have Larry and Patricia been long time supporters of their scholarship, but they also have been long time supporters of the Women’s Basketball Club.
The scholarship is awarded to a student who must have at least a 3.0 gpa and enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester with preference given to a Lewiston High School alumni or to a student who enrolled in or has already taken Video Production.