Weatherwax high school student receives $20,000 Weatherwax scholarship
For the first time, the Dr. Scott A. Weatherwax Memorial University of Puget Sound Scholarship has been awarded to a Grays Harbor Student.
The Grays Harbor Community Foundation, in partnership with the University of Puget Sound, has awarded the first Dr. Scott A. Weatherwax Memorial University of Puget Sound Scholarship to Emily Fisher of Aberdeen High School.
In the memory of Dr. Weatherwax, this fund was established in 2013 to award a $20,000 scholarship annually for a Grays Harbor student attending the University of Puget Sound.
“We are pleased to be able to honor Scott’s memory in such a meaningful way.” said Jim Daly, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. “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.”
Weatherwax was born September 25, 1940 in Aberdeen and graduated from J.M. Weatherwax High School before attending University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington Dental School.
When he returned to Grays Harbor he became involved on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Foundation. Dr. Weatherwax died of cardiac arrest in 2008.
To find out more about the Grays Harbor Community Foundation, visit their website at www.gh-cf.org.