Robinson, Bob and Betty Scholarship

Bob Robinson is establishing this scholarship to ensure agronomic education at the undergraduate and graduate level. Bob farmed in the Latah and Whitman County area for decades. This scholarship will allow generations of WSU students to be supported and inspired to keep innovating in agriculture. Award Requirements The distributions from this Fund shall be used […]

Rockstrom, Donald W. Endowed Scholarship

Donald W. Rockstrom was a successful Spokane, WA, businessman. His childhood playground was Gonzaga’s campus, and he earned his degree in economics and accounting at Eastern Washington University.  He was passionate about higher education and creating opportunities for students.  Through his will he established a scholarship for WSU students studying tree fruit or edible crop […]

Rawlins Award for Excellence in Economics

V. Lane Rawlins has made deep and impactful contributions to Washington State University in many capacities and at the highest levels of service. He began his academic career at WSU as an assistant professor in economics in 1968, prior to completing his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley in 1969. Rawlins’ […]

Rohde, Peter Haakon Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the will of Phlorence E. Rohde. Dr. Everett Martin was the academic advisor to her son, Peter Rohde, in the early 1970’s at WSU. Peter was disabled, having several brain tumors removed, and would need to learn to walk and talk again after each surgery. Dr. Martin and Dr. Scot […]

Rehberg, Wallace A. (Wally) Scholarship

Wallace  A. (Wally) Rehberg was raised in rural Montana where at the age of 14 he became solely responsible for a herd of 100 dairy cattle when the other young men went off to serve in World War II.  Wally later went on to attend Montana State University where he received his undergraduate degree in […]

Reinbold, Simon and Marvel Scholarship

Simon M. Reinbold was born August 19, 1899 in the Egypt Country in Lincoln County, Washington.  His parents settled in the Egypt Country near Fort Spokane after coming to the U.S. from Germany in the 1880’s.  He was the seventh of 12 children.  He bought a farm in 1939 and was one of the first […]

Reilly, Etta Losee Home Economics Scholarship

Mrs. Reilly (now deceased) received her Bachelor of Arts in home economics in 1916 from Washington State College. She taught home economics in Wilbur and Olympia, Washington and then in Alaska prior to her marriage to W. Newland Reilly in 1921. Mrs. Reilly was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.  Award Requirements The income from […]

Reynolds-Biersner Scholarship

Though not a college graduate, Anne Reynolds knew the importance of education. She was widowed when her daughter, Jane, was only six, but helped make her degree from Whitman College possible. It was at Whitman that Jane met Don Biersner, a Walla Walla native. After earning his degree at Whitman, Don went to work for […]

Richarz, Sherrill Scholarship

Sherrill Richarz devoted a lifetime to children and teaching hundreds of students early childhood development skills. Richarz retired, after 25 years of teaching, from the Department of Human Development at WSU in 1995. She continues to be active in her profession, working with Head Start, the International Early Childhood Organization, and child care groups to […]

Roberson, Amy Jean (Allen) and John A. Scholarship

Both Amy Jean (Allen) Roberson and John A. Roberson were born and raised on farms near Woodland, Washington and graduated from Woodland High School in 1943, when WWII was at its peak. John joined the Navy in June ‘43 and was sent to officers’ training school. He received his commission as Ensign in March ‘45 […]