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 Matalich were very kind and mentoring to Peter. Peter graduated from WSU in 1978 from Animal Sciences and passed away in 1980. Peter raised registered Black Angus cattle while attending WSU and during his short life after.