WSU receives a large scholarship from estate

From staff reports

Scholarship opportunities will be abound for WSU students studying education, as those pursuing teaching jobs will be the beneficiaries of the university’s largest endowed scholarship fund.

The R.H. and Jane Logan Scholarship – which began when the Roscoe “Rock” and Jane Logan estate gave a $16.5 million endowment to the university on Dec. 1 – will be centrally awarded to students on an annual basis beginning January 2016. Specifically, the scholarship will be awarded to WSU students planning to pursue a career in teaching and meet qualifying criteria.

“We are in the midst of a nationwide teaching shortage crisis, and this generous donation by Rock and Jane (Logan) will help not only WSU students who choose teaching, but ultimately, all the children who will benefit from that teacher,” said Brandon Chapman, director of marketing and communications for the WSU College of Education. “The trickle-down benefits are phenomenal.”

Undergraduate students attending any WSU campus are eligible to apply if they have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and demonstrate financial need through FASFA.

WSU alumnus Rock Logan was a developer and active philanthropist with his wife Jane in the San Francisco Bay area. The couple established the Foundation for Cardiac Research at the University of California, San Francisco and was involved with numerous philanthropies. Rock was a member of the WSU Alumni Association, and Jane was involved with The WSU Foundation’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. Rock died at the age of 87 in 1999, and Jane died at the age of 79 in 2013.

Reporting by Kylee Meter