Inaugural Buttrick Scholarship Presented at Air Station Cape Cod
The family and friends of the late Capt. Richard O. Buttrick gathered at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod on Aug. 2 to present the inaugural Captain Richard O. Buttrick Scholarship to 2022 Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School graduate Jesse Dlabaj. Dlabaj is the daughter of Chief Petty Officer Nathan Dlabaj, who recently transferred from Coast Guard Station Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., to Charleston, S.C.
Dlabaj will attend Clemson University this fall and major in biological sciences before pursuing medical school.
The 4-year scholarship, valued at $20,000, will give Jesse $5,000 annually for her undergraduate degree.
“The scholarship was established by Capt. Buttrick’s children to not only honor their father but provide an opportunity to support Coast Guard children who attend college, in perpetuity,” shared Marc Cregan, Coast Guard Foundation regional director. “This scholarship will help Coast Guard children achieve their dream of a college education.”
Cdr. Scott Buttrick, USCG (Ret.) spoke on behalf of his family.
“Thank you for making this support possible. It’s an honor to support this scholarship with my brothers and sister,” said Scott. “Being stationed at Cape Cod was the pinnacle of my dad’s career; he loved this place, and he loved being part of this community. We are honored to present this in memory of my dad and preserve a lasting legacy of his service.”