Memorial fund established for dental school students and to aid animals

The family of the late John and Ella Mae Daly has contributed money through the Grays Harbor Community Foundation to endow a scholarship for Grays Harbor students attending dental school.

The Dr. John F. and Ella Mae Daly Memorial Fund will provide students with $3,000 annually, said James Daly, their son and the executive director of the Community Foundation.

The family is also earmarking $1,000 annually to benefit Freedom Tails, a dog training program based at Stafford Creek Corrections Center.

“We are pleased to be able to help the Daly Family honor the memory of John and Ella Mae. This scholarship is something new and we will be dedicated to carrying the donors’ wishes forward,” said Maryann Welch, Board Chairwoman.

The dental scholarship will be awarded to a Grays Harbor resident for up to four years of graduate level dental school studies, with a preference for those attending University of Oregon Dental School or a pediatric dentistry program. Preference will also be given to veteran students or students with a military commitment upon completion of their studies.

Rich Vroman, scholarship committee chair, echoed “We are thrilled to see this scholarship established. Our regular scholarship program supports undergraduate students only, but we are very open to donors who have specific ideas on the types of scholarships they want to support. I think this scholarship will be very helpful to Grays Harbor students hoping to attend dental school.”

More information about the foundation is available at its website:


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