Dorothy Dysart

Dorothy Dysart (1896-1984) earned a BA degree in English from the University of Oregon (1917). She married Lloyd Dysart and reared four sons, waiting in Centralia for her three older boys and husband to return from combat in World War II. Always active in the community she was a deacon in the Centralia Presbyterian Church, member of the Creative Reading Club, Ladies of the Roundtable, Lewis County Garden Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary. A virtual charter member of the Lewis County Branch of AAUW, she joined two months after it was formed in 1923. She was an organizing member of the Washington State AAUW, 1927; member of the nominating committee that selected the first state officers; chair of the 1940 state convention that was held in Centralia; branch president, 1941-1942; chair of the branch 40th anniversary banquet to which all past presidents and past members were invited; branch historian for 61 years; quintessential Lewis County Branch member.

Recipients of this scholarship include:

  • Annika Waring (2020-21)