A $16.5 million estate gift from a Wapato native will allow Washington State University to create its largest endowed scholarship fund for students interested in teaching.
The R.H. and Jane Logan Scholarships, named for developer and philanthropist Roscoe “Rock” Logan and his wife, will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students beginning in 2016. Logan Scholars will be able to renew their scholarships if they continue to meet requirements, including a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and financial need.
Logan was born in Illinois in 1911 but grew up in Wapato. He graduated from WSU in 1933 and after serving in the Navy, settled in San Francisco and established a development and building empire through what eventually became the firm Braddock and Logan. He was a founding partner of the Oakland Raiders NFL team and also supported the San Francisco 49ers.
Logan died in 1999 at the age of 87 and his wife died in 2013 at the age of 79. They gave to numerous charities, hospitals and academic and arts institutions. Their estate also went toward endowed scholarships at Heritage University in Toppenish, the University of Oregon and Holy Names College in Oakland, Calif.