Our mission is to impact lives through access to educational opportunities.

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) is the charity of the tree fruit industry. Our mission is to impact lives through access to educational opportunities.

WAEF was founded in 1994 by members of Washington’s tree fruit industry with a desire to advance the industry’s charitable work. Today, WAEF supports college-bound young people, provides scholarship training in regional high schools, funds the work of community and school organizations providing scholastic assistance to farmworker families and connects the values of tree fruit industry members with good works in the community.

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in a Student’s Life.

Proceeds from Washington Apple license plate sales help support this scholarship fund. Available Now!


of WAEF students complete their degree in 4 years of less


of scholarship recipients are 1st generation college students


of 2019 WAEF recipients graduated in 2020 or received renewal awards

Give a Scholarship

Every year the Washington Apple Education Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to deserving students on behalf of tree fruit industry families, employers and supporters.

Make a Donation

WAEF is supported by voluntary donations from people and companies that understand the value of an education and it’s ability to change lives.

What WAEF graduates are saying…

“ Thanks to WAEF, I will be able to graduate as a nurse in June of 2021. Thank you for your generosity and for believing in my potential, as well as my life-long dream of going into the healthcare field.” Evelyn Negrete, Waterville

25 Years of Service: Celebrate the impact of philanthropy with donors, students, and volunteers that make it all possible.

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