Members of Tina Dailey's family meet the 2010 recipient of the scholarship in her honor.

THE TINA A. DAILEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Tina A. Dailey Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Tina Dailey in 2003.  As a first and second grade teacher, Tina brought a powerful enthusiasm to her classroom and demonstrated an unwaivering commitment to her students and their well-being.  Tina's family and friends chose to establish the scholarship fund as a way of carrying on a small portion of Tina's unfinished work.

Each year, the Fund awards a scholarship in Tina's memory to a graduate of Shenendehowa High School who is pursuing a degree in elementary education.  "When reviewing the applicants each year, we are reminded of all of Tina's accomplishments," says Tina's sister Lori Sievers.  "The Community Foundation provides us with a formal vehicle to deliver this very personal undertaking.  Each year we find a truly impressive student who promises to be the kind of teacher students love - the kind of teacher Tina was.  The scholarship allows us to step away from our loss and honor Tina's memory."