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 45-60 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 October, November, December and January.  To reserve a time, please contact us at (509) 663-7713 or

24-Oct   Wapato High School

26-Oct   Almira Coulee Hartline High School

1-Nov    Sunnyside Christian School

1-Nov    Sunnyside High School

2-Nov    Eisenhower High School

3-Nov    Kiona-Benton City High School

3-Nov    Royal High School

7-Nov    Tri-Tech

8-Nov    Granger High School

8-Nov    Bridgeport High School

8-Nov    Okanogan High School

9-Nov    Mabton High School

13-Nov Wenatchee High School

13-Nov Naches Valley High School

15-Nov Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center

15-Nov Prescott High School

16-Nov WVC - CAMP

16-Nov Cascade High School

16-Nov Eastmont High School

17-Nov Soap Lake Middle/High School

17-Nov Warden High School

17-Nov Chelan High School

17-Nov Mansfield Elementary and High School

17-Nov Manson High School

20-Nov AC Davis High School

21-Nov Quincy High School

27-Nov Desert Oasis High School

27-Nov Othello High School

28-Nov YV Tech

28-Nov Wenachee High School

29-Nov Perry Technical Institue

30-Nov Heritage University

30-Nov Ellensburg High School

30-Nov Highland High School

7-Dec    Toppenish High School

13-Dec  Chiawana High School

16-Dec  White Swan High School

5-Jan     Cashmere High School