Author - Jennifer Witherbee

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! The WAEF community impacts lives in many positive ways. Students regularly share with us how much support from WAEF matters, especially this school year when they've been tasked with conquering new and unique challenges to obtain their college degrees. Because of you, WAEF has been able to be...

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Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! Thank you for making educational dreams come true through the Washington Apple Education Foundation! Though this has been a year of obstacles, much has been achieved at WAEF thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers. This year the Washington apples license plate was passed! The...

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Holiday Scholarship Challenge Begins Today

Today begins the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Holiday Scholarship Challenge.  This event is one of the new outreach activities initiated by WAEF this year to help high school seniors apply for scholarships. 23 high schools in fruit growing regions signed up to participate in WAEF’s Holiday Scholarship Challenge.  Five...

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Congratulations WAEF Graduates

Six WAEF students graduated this term! There are lots of reasons for students to lose focus right now. We are so proud of WAEF scholarship recipients for staying on track with their goals for the future! Congratulations! Caiden Riggan Perry Technical Institute Major: Instrumentation and Automation Post-graduation employment: Gebbers Farms Cesar Cuevas Washington State University Major: Fruit...

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Over $1 Million Available from Tree Fruit Industry for Scholarships in 2021

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) scholarship application is currently open and available to students raised in tree fruit industry families with plans to attend college in the fall of 2021.  Annually, WAEF awards over $1 million in scholarships on behalf of Washington’s tree fruit growers, packers, shippers and...

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Courtney Lane Recognized as 2020 Individual Volunteer of the Year

Courtney Lane, Yakima, of Zirkle Fruit Company is the Washington Apple Education Foundation Individual Volunteer of the Year.  Her recognition was announced yesterday at a company production meeting held in Selah.  While the meeting was pre-planned, the interruption from WAEF with the special announcement occurred as a surprise to...

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CMI Orchards is WAEF Volunteer Organization of the Year

Wenatchee, Wash…. CMI Orchards is the Volunteer Organization of the Year for the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF).  Annually, WAEF recognizes a volunteer organization, individual and alumni member for their efforts to make a difference through volunteerism.  This year 15 employees from CMI Orchards volunteered for WAEF in varying...

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WAEF Presents at National Scholarship Providers Conference

Earlier today WAEF’s Assistant Director Xochitl Velazquez and our Scholarship Coordinator Erika Betancourt provided a virtual workshop for participants in the National Scholarships Providers Association (NSPA) annual conference. WAEF was selected to present in the annual conference back in April. The session, titled More Than Just a Scholarship: Preparing Students to...

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