Diane Dailey Memorial Scholarship

Diane Dailey was born on September 19, 1945 in Livingston, MT to Alice and Bud Gomer. Upon her father’s return from WWII in 1946, her family moved to Great Falls. She graduated from Great Falls High, attended Montana State University, and later attended the College of Great Falls. She married Dan Dailey in 1965.

In 1969, she began her career in education as an English teacher at CMR. After taking a two year leave to raise her children, Diane came back to teach reading at GFH, where she stayed for 24 years until her retirement in 1997. She took special pride in helping struggling students earn their high school diplomas.

In addition to her teaching career, she did accounting for Sports City Cyclery, a business that she co- founded with her husband in 1977. Diane enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time at Holter Lake. During her retirement years, she belonged to a sewing circle and coffee club. Diane was known for her kindness, wisdom and strength. She was an excellent listener and loved to visit with family and friends. Diane passed away on March 27, 2003 from cancer.

Scholarship Requirements:
1. Must submit a typed, double-spaced statement of 300 words or less, stating need of financial assistance, specific examples of work ethic, and a commitment to improving themselves.
2. Must be a GFHS graduate.
3. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
4. Must provide a current transcript posting seventh semester grades.
5. Must submit two letters of recommendation, at least of one of which must be from a GFHS teacher.

Additional Information:
Scholarship funds may be applied to tuition or to the purchase of books at any school (trade, technical, college, or university).

Donate A One Time Or Ongoing Scholarship For High School Graduates

Setting up an educational scholarship fund can be a meaningful way to give back to your community or to honor a loved one. There are a number of things to consider when planning a scholarship. Please contact the Foundation for assistance, we are happy to help you. Contact Stephanie Schnider at stephanie_schnider@gfps.k12.mt.us or call 406-268-6021.