In 1976 WSU received funds through the estate of Mrs. Charline M. Wackman to set up a scholarship endowment. Charline M. Wackman was a former Pullman resident who died in Oregon, Dade County, Wisconsin, in 1972. Mr. Brabyn was Mrs. Wackman’s father and long-time farmer in the Pullman area. He homesteaded near what is known as “Kitzmiller Corner” a few miles north of Pullman. Funds were also left to the University of Wisconsin.
Funds are to be used to provide scholarships for residents of the state of Washington taking agriculture at WSU.