Scholarship Announcement Week!

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This week over 320 students learned of scholarship support they are receiving from Washington's amazing and generous tree fruit industry!! Thank you for creating these opportunities for industry young people!

About 65% of our 327 students are renewing WAEF scholarship recipients. They submitted a renewal application and participated in a telephone interview with one of our selection committee volunteers to secure their renewals.

81 are graduating high school seniors and they each received a personal visit from WAEF volunteers and staff this week. What a week! Each school has its own process for helping with the announcements. Sometimes we visit the student's classroom and get to make the announcement in front of his/her peers - we love this! And other times students are called out of class and into the office. It's fun to watch the expressions on the faces of these great kids as they enter the office wondering what they did to get them called in to the office.

Scholarship Announcement Week Stats

# of Miles Driven: 998

# of Schools Visited: 30

# of Balloons Delivered: 85

A BIG thank you to volunteers Jose Hernandez, La Verne Bergstrom, Nancy Buck, Nicole Files and Ruth Pringle for helping with the announcements!

Students now have until the end of May to accept their scholarships. We have a new process this year for the acceptance. Students review and accept our scholarship recipient terms & conditions and student code of conduct electronically through scholarship management software by GradSnapp plus complete a few more steps. Their GradSnapp accounts will stay with them during their time as a WAEF student helping us stay up to date with their school progress and providing a central spot for ongoing communication.

Thank you for turning all of these college dreams into reality!