Established by the 2017 Class of Leadership Butler County

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The 2017 Leadership Butler County class, in collaboration with the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, Slippery Rock University, and Butler County Community College, successfully established the Butler County Youth Leadership Program (BCYLP). This initiative was born with a noble mission: to offer a comprehensive understanding of the issues, resources, and opportunities within Butler County, while also imparting essential knowledge about the essence of “community leadership” and the requisite skills for effective community leadership. BCYLP is committed to nurturing graduates who are not only enlightened but also dedicated contributors to our community.

BCYLP mirrors the esteemed Leadership Butler County program but specifically targets high school juniors hailing from every School District in Butler County. Prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications for consideration. It’s worth noting that participation in this program carries no financial burden for the school district. BCYLP is made possible through the generous funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, with major support from NexTier Bank, Univest Financial, and Allegheny Mineral Corporation. In addition to these invaluable contributions, we are grateful for the continued support from the Rotary Club of Butler and Green Cabbage, whose Green Cabbage Technology Impact Scholarship further enriches the program’s offerings.

Interested applicants can click the link below or fill out the embedded application at the bottom of this page.

Eligibility Criteria for Program Year 2024:

2024 Dates: June 17th-20th

  • Current Junior at the following school districts
  • Allegheny – Clarion Valley School District
  • Butler Area School District
  • Butler County Vocational – Technical School
  • Karns City Area School District
  • Knoch School District
  • Mars Area School District
  • Moniteau School District
  • Seneca Valley School District
  • Slippery Rock Area School District
  • Any cyber school tied to a student living in Butler County
  • Private Schools: North Catholic & Portersville Christian School

Click For Digital Application For 2024

Scholarship Opportunities:

Butler County Community College / Slippery Rock University BCYLP Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who have successfully completed the Butler County Youth Leadership Program and subsequently enroll as full-time students at either Butler County Community College or Slippery Rock University. Eligible recipients will receive an automatic scholarship in their first year, amounting to $500 for BC3 or $1,000 for SRU. It’s important to note that this scholarship can be utilized only once, either at BC3 or SRU.

Green Cabbage Technology Impact Scholarship


  • Successful completion of the Butler County Youth Leadership Program
  • Full-time enrollment (12+ credits) at any community college or four-year higher education institution
  • Incoming Freshman status
  • Preference given to students pursuing a tech-related field (not required)

About the Scholarship:

The Green Cabbage Technology Impact Scholarship, commencing in 2023, is an initiative led by Green Cabbage CEO Eric Cunningham, aimed at inspiring students to pursue their aspirations and instilling in them the belief that the sky is the limit. This scholarship, open to students pursuing degrees in any field, seeks to empower and encourage students to reach for their dreams.

There will be a total of four awards, with the scholarship amount to be determined. Green Cabbage, headquartered in Cranberry Township, is a global leader in spend analytics and is the sole cost-reduction company that offers a subscription-based model with a savings guarantee.

The application process involves submitting an essay outlining how students envision using technology to transform the trajectory of their respective fields, creating a brighter future for themselves and their chosen industries.

Dale Pinkerton Leadership Scholarship at Butler County Community College


  • Successful completion of the Butler County Youth Leadership Program
  • Full-time enrollment (12+ credits)
  • Incoming Freshman status
  • Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated leadership within a community organization.

About the Scholarship:

In loving memory of her husband, Millie Pinkerton established the Dale Pinkerton Leadership Scholarship in 2020. Dale Pinkerton was a highly accomplished businessman in Butler County and a revered figure within the community. His unwavering commitment to leadership and service served as an inspiration to all. This scholarship honors his legacy by supporting and recognizing promising individuals who exemplify the same spirit of leadership and dedication to community betterment.