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.

You Just Made a Difference
in a Student’s Life.

Proceeds from Washington Apple license plate sales help support this scholarship fund. Available July 1st!


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…

“This June I will be graduating from Oregon State University’s agriculture program at Eastern Oregon University. My major is Agriculture Science. Last summer I started an internship with Got Hay? Inc. and continued to work for this company all year. In this capacity I learned a lot about large equipment maintenance and the hay industry. Currently, I plan to continue working for Got Hay? through this coming hay season. After that I will assess my options in the ag industry and decide what opportunities to pursue in the Pacific Northwest. The OSU agriculture program prepared me for working in all aspects of agriculture, including soil sciences, range land management, business and crop production. I am extremely grateful to WAEF and the donors for helping me achieve my goals. I am proud to be a WAEF alum! Thank you!” – Neil Carleton

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

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