Capitol & State

Erpeldings establish scholarship in son’s name

Idaho Rep. Mat Erpelding and his wife Elizabeth have established a scholarship fund in memory of their infant son, who was delivered stillborn Tuesday.

The Owen Thomas Erpelding Memorial scholarship fund at Giraffe Laugh Learning Centers will provide “financial assistance for quality early care and education to children and families who are otherwise unable to afford it,” according to an announcement sent out on behalf of the Erpeldings by the state Democratic party. Erpelding, who represents District 19 in Boise, is the House assistant minority leader.

Nonprofit Giraffe Laugh, in Garden City, provides early childhood education and assistance to underserved families.

To make a donation, visit the Giraffe Laugh website or mail it to the center at 4094 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, ID 83714.