Toni & Albert Roothbert

The Roothbert Fund awards grants for undergraduate and graduate study in the United States. It also works to build fellowship among current and former grant recipients.

"We seek to help men and women of ability and character within the United States of America who need financial aid to extend their education and particularly those whise daily actions appear to be prompted by spiritual motives."

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    Fall 2008 Retreat Group

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    Fellows at Fall 2008 Retreat

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    Fall 2014 Retreat Group


January 29, 2015

With deep regret, the Board of Directors of the Roothbert Fund, Inc. announces the death of its long-time Administrative Secretary, Jacob van Rossum, on 2 January 2015.  A native of the Netherlands, Jacob came to the United States in 1973 a
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December 14, 2014

The Minority Student Leadership Academy co-facilitated by Phyllis Utley, '08, was recently awarded a second grant from Sisters of Mercy. The group works at a local community college in the mountains of Western NC to increase the graduation
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December 10, 2014

The educational technology company Books That Grow, founded by Roothbert Fellow and Board member Jason Buhle, '07, has won a Verizon Powerful Answers Award. The award comes with a grant of at least $250,000. The exact amount of the grant will be announced
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July 07, 2014

It was the usual eclectic, exhilarating group of diversity. It was wonderful to see people connecting and sharing and having a good time together.
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April 21, 2014

The Roothbert Fund Board of Directors met on Friday, April 18th. This was a momentous meeting as it marked the end of the tenure of Blake Newton, who has been president of the Fund for many, many years. It was a bittersweet meeting in which we enjoye
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Route to Fellowship

The Fund is a small, nearly all-volunteer scholarship fund based in New York City, which awards yearly grants and works to foster fellowship among grant recipients. Once a year, the Fund accepts applications for grants, which include essays, transcripts and recommendations.


Monday, February 02, 2015
Application Deadline

Friday, June 26, 2015
Spring Pendle Hill Retreat

Friday, September 18, 2015
Fall Pendle Hill Retreat - Technology and Spirituality