Your generous donations fund scholarship that provide critical support for students who have the ability and aptitude who need resources to help them reach their goals and aspirations. When you give – no matter what amount – you make a difference for a student, their families and this community.
In memory of Max Benitz, Jr., individuals may donate to:
A Prosser native, Max was also a farmer, rancher and renowned politician who was elected to a succession of public offices, including the Port of Benton, Benton County Commission, West Benton Fire Rescue Commission and the West Prosser Cemetery Board.
He is best known for his 16-year tenure representing Prosser on the county commission and his more recent post on the fire district board.
A memorial scholarship has been established in honor of Tom Drumheller, CEO of Escape Lodging in Cannon Beach. Tom attended Washington State University and was recently inducted into the Carson College Business Hall of Fame at WSU.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Drumheller Memorial Scholarship at WSU Hospitality Department. Donate here.
WSU Tri-Cities is your university — whether that is literally the case because you are an alumnus or simply because we impact your community and the world. WSU Tri-Cities is an institution that educates your children at the university level, prepares a highly skilled workforce for employers, researches issues affecting local businesses and global needs and participates fully in economic development efforts. You know that your gifts to WSU Tri-Cities will make a real difference.
Like every other university in the country, Washington State University Tri-Cities needs private, philanthropic support — your support. State funds alone cannot provide the resources required to achieve the vision of an even greater education for our students. We encourage you to help us to prepare graduates who are industry ready for employment and competitive on a global scale, who will become contributing members of society and make the world a better place.
Your gifts to WSU Tri-Cities remain here on this campus. We will use all the resources at hand to become recognized as a destination campus, valued for the depth and breadth of our academic quality, preferred for personalized education and smaller class sizes, known for our availability of scholarship assistance, and selected for accessibility of meaningful internship opportunities.
We know that every gift has a unique story behind it. We’d love to hear yours.
Yuliya Baranovskaya, a child of immigrants from the Republic of Moldova and a junior studying business administration, received the Peter Smith Finance Excellence Endowment award. She says, “With this generous gift, you are helping my dream become a reality, as it will be used to further my education and bolster my future prospects. I will continue to pursue excellence in my studies and at work, and will always remember to give back, as you have given to me. I hope to one day be where you are, listening to a student describe this scholarship and how truly valuable it is, not only on a practical level, but as an inspiring vote of confidence. Both are greatly appreciated.”