Mike Vander Griend and Pam Means have established this scholarship fund in honor of Mike’s father and mother, Ward and Ilohna Vander Griend. Both Ward and Ilohna graduated from Washington State College in 1931, Ward with a degree in agribusiness, and Ilohna with a fine arts degree. After graduating, Ward had a successful career of more than 40 years as an FHA supervisor in Whatcom County. Both Ward and Ilohna have been strong supporters of Washington State University and feel grateful to WSU for the opportunities their education provided them. This scholarship fund recognizes the important role WSU played in their lives.
Distributions from this Fund shall be used to award one or more scholarships to students with junior standing majoring in agriculture at Washington State University. Student recipients must be considered to have financial need and be in good academic standing, as determined by the scholarship committee.