Thanks to a bequest from Mabel L. Campbell, the Religion Program
at Butler is in a position to offer financial support to Religion
majors and minors to facilitate off-campus opportunities for
intellectual or vocational development. Activities that might
- travel to academic meetings;
- travel to workshops (writers' conferences, etc.);
- travel to pre-professional events, such as visit days at
graduate schools or theological seminaries;
- travel related to domestic or international service;
- conference fees and expenses connected with an approved event,
in Indianapolis or out of town;
- support for internships related to religion or social service
(school year or summer);
- support for study-abroad venues focused on religion;
- support for research expenses connected with an undergraduate
thesis or independent study project;
- support for student-initiated and student-run workshops,
seminars or teach-ins on the Butler campus.
Requests for support must be submitted in writing (typescript
required). Download an application
form to apply for the Campbell Fund.
The Religion faculty will review proposals monthly from October
1 through April 1, on or shortly after the first of each
month. Applicants will be informed of the disposition of
their application within two or three weeks.
Support from the Campbell Fund is designated for majors and
minors in Religion at Butler University. Combined majors in
Philosophy and Religion and students with a strong record of
activism in the Center for Faith and Vocation are also
Recent Campbell Award Recipients:
- January 2010 - Quinn Clark '11, studied in
Northern India with the School of International Training (SIT).
SIT, a Vermont based organization dually functioning as a Study
Abroad program and a Masters program, focuses on immersive,
- April 2010 - Betsy Shirley '11, attended the
Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing. The goal of the
festival was to bring together writers and readers to explore the
ways faith is represented in literature and its meaning in the
- May 2011 - Katie Kilgore '11, attended the
Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference which offered
beginning writers an opportunity to mix with professional writers
as well as agents and editors.
- November 2011 - Chris Jozwiak '12, traveled to
Israel/Palestine to address the question of how religious
pilgrimages to the Holy Land can affect peace building in the
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict for his honors thesis.
- Fall 2012 - Aaron Harrison '14, presently
studying abroad in Pune, India at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, a leading
Catholic university in India.
- Fall 2013 - Moira Frazier '14, traveled to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art's Watson Library to conduct research for
her honors thesis on, Othodox Christian iconography.
- Spring 2014 - John Traylor, '14, will travel
to Honduras with a Butler Service Learning group to work at
Nuevo Paraiso orphanage building structures and doing
outreach activities with children and residences of the surrounding