This week completes our scholarship selection process. Thirteen volunteers began with us February 1st interviewing returning students for renewal scholarships and another 49 joined us mid-March to begin the process of reviewing new applicants. Over 60 volunteers make this process work!
Combined, volunteers will select close to 300 students to receive tree fruit industry scholarships in 2018.
Committee members each contribute 15-30 hours in the review process.
We want to take this opportunity to thank each of them for the efforts they put forth to make sure the right student receives each WAEF scholarship.
Hans van Someren Gréve
La Verne Bergstrom
Shelley Von Essen
Yvonne Van Winkle
Next week we get to share with you information about some of the amazing students that surfaced to the top in the selection process. These students did not fit the priorities within one of the existing WAEF scholarship pools but do fit within the scope of the purpose of the industry's scholarship program - assisting kids with strong potential and work ethic raised in industry families attend college. Please take a look at this list of Thursday, April 26th and reach out if you would like to sponsor one of the students.
Again, thank you to the amazing volunteers that review and select WAEF scholarship recipients!