New scholarship pays up to $80,000 to local students
The Grays Harbor Community Foundation announced that they have a new scholarship available locally, and that it is the largest they have ever offered.
The Dr. Scott A. Weatherwax Memorial University of Puget Sound Scholarship is available for a student from Grays Harbor. It will be $20,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, to study at the University of Puget Sound starting in 2014. A preference will be given to students that wish to study science.
The scholarship is in memory of Dr. Scott A. Weatherwax. Born in 1940 in Aberdeen, Dr. Weatherwax graduated from Aberdeen High School where he was a stand-out in basketball, a varsity baseball pitcher, a member of Honor Society, and ASB President. He went on to the University of Puget Sound where he was a small-college All American basketball star. He then attended the University of Washington Dental School, served two years in the U. S. Army, and had a successful career in dentistry in Tacoma.
“We are pleased to be able to honor Scott’s memory in such a meaningful way.” Said Jim Daly, Executive Director. “In supporting his alma mater, the University of Puget Sound, and providing significant support to a deserving student we believe he would be proud of these efforts.”
When Weatherwax retired to Grays Harbor, he became involved on the Board of Directors of the Grays Harbor Community Foundation as its Scholarship Committee Chairman, and a member of the Finance Committee and Grants Committee. Dr. Weatherwax died of cardiac arrest while camping and hiking with friends on Vancouver Island, Canada, on May 17th, 2008.