Odegaard, Olaf and Grethe Scholarship

Olaf and Grethe are immigrants from Norway. Together they managed a family farm in the Block 40 area of Moses Lake Washington for 44 years. They mainly grew alfalfa hay and wheat but tried other crops as well from 1956 to 1990. Olaf and Grethe’s two children Iver and Karen both graduated from WSU, Iver […]

O’Rourke, Des and Sheila Scholarship

Both Des and Sheila O’Rourke were long-time employees of WSU and saw students struggle financially to stay in school.  They seek to help such needy students. Award requirements: This fund shall be used to provide scholarships to undergraduates in the School of Economic Sciences.  First preference to students who are “need-based”, e.g. to prevent a […]

Osborne, Chris Endowed Scholarship

Chris Osborne is the owner of Osborne International Seed Company and she had decided to support a female freshman student majoring in agriculture. Chris has chosen to endow this scholarship as a way of giving back to the business that has given her so much. Award Requirements Distributions from this Fund shall be used to […]

Ozbun, Jim Scholarship

Jim Ozbun was dean of WSU’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics from 1982 until 1988, when he became president of his alma mater North Dakota State University. He is a native Flasher, North Dakota and has a B.S. and M.S. in soil sciences from his alma mater. His Ph.D. is in soils and plant […]