The Dellage Family Scholarship was established in 2001 by Jean Dellage in memory of her husband, Wayne, and his mother, Alice. This scholarship is designated for an Osage High School graduate enrolled in the nursing or medical field.
A North Iowa native, Wayne L. Dellage grew up in Osage. He came to Albion in 1946 and served as assistant city clerk under Paul P. Naggle. He then became paymaster for the Granger Construction Company in 1947, which at the time was building a new plant for Union Steel Products. Wayne subsequently became paymaster of Union Steel Products from 1947 to 1950. When Corning Glass to came to Albion, Wayne was hired as
payroll supervisor, and set up their time-cost system. In 1951, he began working for the Homestead Savings and Loan Association as secretary-treasurer. Wayne lived in Albion with his with Jean.
His mother, Alice Dellage, worked as a nurse and ran a well-known hospital in her Osage home until she was 75 years old. She resided in Osage until she passed away.
“My husband wanted to do something to help students from Osage and honor his mother’s work in Osage,” said Jean, this scholarship fulfills both wishes.”