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Book observes 100-year anniversary of Lake County scholarship program

Bernard Daly did well in Lake County, Oregon, and wanted to make sure that other people who grew up there would have the opportunity to prosper.

So before he died in 1920, Daly--physician, rancher, banker, and politician--set up a scholarship fund. To this day, graduates of the three public high schools in Lake County can get a boost toward a life with more education and less debt.

The story of the scholarship and its creator--a story that extends back to Ireland in the potato famine--is told in the forthcoming book Bernard Daly's Promise: The Enduring Legacy of a Place-Based Scholarship.

Sam Stern, Dean Emeritus of Education at Oregon State University, wrote the book and visits with highlights.

Link: check the upward mobility of where you live—or anywhere in the country—at The Opportunity Atlas.

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