Anne Harder MacKenzie Wyatt, the daughter of Jacob and Annine Harder, was born March 28, 1908. She attended country school in Ritzville, located just two miles from her family’s home until the eighth grade. The family then moved to Spokane where she attended Lewis and Clark High School, graduating in 1926. Anne continued her education at Washington State College where she graduated in 1931 with an art degree. In 1932, Anne began studying for her master’s degree at the University of Washington until her family purchased the Rothrock Cattle Ranch in Sprague and asked her to return from college to help on the farm. For three summers, beginning in 1937, she attended the Nespelem Art Colony. In 1946, Anne married Roderick Allan MacKenzie and they made their home in Spokane. Her husband died in August of 1958. Anne was a widow for several years before marrying Robert Wyatt in 1965 where they managed their wheat farm located in Cheney, Washington until his death in September of 1969.
Distributions from this Fund shall be used to award one or more scholarships to students majoring in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences. Awards will be given in alternating years to students studying Animal Sciences and Crop and Soil Science. Recipients shall also meet the following criteria: Have at least junior class standing; Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 semester hours); Be a certified major in the areas of study above; Be a resident of the state of Washington; Be a U.S. Citizen; and Have achieved a grade point average of at least 2.0.