Scholarship Training Curriculum

The Washington Apple Education Foundation provides scholarship training to high school seniors raised in Washington's tree fruit growing regions.  The curriculum is based on observations and selection committee input collected over the last 20 years.

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WAEF selection committee members spend hours each spring reviewing scholarship applications from outstanding young people.  Unfortunately, not all students present themselves favorably.  Some applications are received incomplete, others illegible, and others missing vital information to seal an award.  At the request of selection committee members, WAEF began offering a scholarship training class to provide the “inside scoop” on award-winning applications.

The 30 minute training class is conducted by WAEF staff and volunteers experienced in reviewing scholarship applications.  The class is made available to all high schools serving students in Washington's tree fruit districts.  It provides students with an overview of information selection committee members pay closest attention to and tips for presenting an application worthy of award money.  Letters of reference, essay, and form completion are topics covered.

The scholarship training sessions can take place inside a classroom during normal class blocks or in a school library, auditorium, etc. outside of school hours, so long as school representatives confirm student attendance in advance.

Scholarship training classes are available in mid-October, November, December and January.  To reserve a time, please contact us at (509) 663-7713 or talia.barajas@waef.org.

2018-2019 Scholarship Training Schedule

22-Oct Omak High School
23-Oct Mabton High School
23-Oct Sunnyside Christian High School
24-Oct Eisenhower High Schoool
25-Oct Highland High School
26-Oct Kiona-Benton City
26-Oct Tonasket High School
30-Oct Royal High School
31-Oct Riverside Christian High School
1-Nov Waterville High School
5-Nov Mansfield High School
5-Nov AC Davis
6-Nov Perry Technical Institute
7-Nov Tri-Tech
7-Nov Bridgeport High School
7-Nov Kamiakin High School
8-Nov Soap Lake High School
8-Nov Wapato High School
9-Nov New Horizons High School
13-Nov Wenatchee High School
13-Nov Wenatchee Mentor Night
13-Nov Prescott High School
14-Nov East Valley High School
14-Nov Brewster High School
15-Nov Eastmont High School
15-Nov Sunnyside High School 
16-Nov White Swan High School
16-Nov Pateros High School
19-Nov Naches Valley High School
19-Nov Manson High School
20-Nov Entiat High School
26-Nov Wahluke High School
27-Nov Pasco High School
28-Nov Chelan High School
29-Nov Kittitas High School
29-Nov WVC - Camp
6-Dec Prosser High School