Walter W. Hinz graduated from WSU in 1938 with a B.A. in Agricultural Engineering. Walt took many Civil Engineering courses as part of his professional preparation; however, he chose to give back to both areas in establishing this scholarship. As a student, Walt was active in many campus organizations: Associated Engineers, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Sigma Tau, and College Club of the Student Cooperative Association. Vinnie Hinz (nee Butherus) and Walt met as WSU students and were married in 1940. Walt’s brother, Earl F. Hinz earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from WSU in 1943. Walt’s nephews, Mike, Marvin and David Hinz, as well as Vinnie’s brother, Edward, are also alumni.
Distributions from this Fund shall be divided equally and used to award one or more scholarships to a graduate student(s) in Biological Systems Engineering who demonstrates financial need.