Former WAEF Chairman Roger Calhoun Remembered

This week we got to honor the memory of a very special man to WAEF. Roger Calhoun was elected chairman of the Washington Apple Education Foundation Board of Directors in 2007. He began his board service with WAEF in 2003 and retired from the board in 2012. During his tenure, Roger led efforts to revise […]

WAEF is Hiring!

Be part of changing lives through access to higher education! The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) is the charity of the tree fruit industry providing access and support for young people to attend college and graduate ready to launch their careers. WAEF is funded by tree fruit industry members and individuals that believe in making […]

Generous Support for Students through Thomas K. Mathison Memorial Golf Event

An impressive sum was raised by Stemilt Growers this year to support the college dreams of the children of Stemilt employees and community members through its annual Thomas K. Mathison Memorial Golf Tournament.  This year $122,500 was contributed to the Thomas K. Mathison Memorial fund at the Washington Apple Education Foundation! Annually WAEF awards scholarships […]

CLA Foundation Selects WAEF for $15,000 grant

WAEF was the recipient of a generous $15,000 grant from the CLA Foundation this month.  The CLA Foundation is supported through CliftonLarsonAllen employee contributions.  It awards grants through a competitive process to non-profit organizations in their operating areas. David Cobia of CLA’s Yakima office nominated WAEF.  He shared this about the reason behind the nomination, […]

Year of the Apple Student Art Contest Winners

Kamiakin High School Sophomore Takes Top Prize in WAEF Art Contest Wenatchee, Wash… Kamiakin High School, Kennewick, sophomore Margot Massey is the Grand Prize winner in the 26th Annual Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Year of the Apple Art Contest sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.  Massey received a check in the amount of $1,000 for her […]

Washington’s Tree Fruit Industry Announces over $1 million in Scholarships Awarded this Spring

Read here in Spanish – Spanish Media Release 2021 Wenatchee, Wash… The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) today announces its 2021 scholarship recipients.  In total, the foundation is awarding over $1 million to students raised in tree fruit industry families on behalf of industry employers, families and supporters.  332 students are sharing in this year’s […]

Laurie Knebusch Elected Chairman

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) held its annual meeting to elect and recognize officers and board members on May 5th, 2021. Laurie Knebusch, Cowiche, was elected chairman of WAEF replacing outgoing chairman Chris Willett. Ms. Knebusch was elected to the board of directors in 2017. At that time, she was the general manager at […]

Scholarship Deadline March 1st

We are one month away from the 2021 scholarship deadline. Students must have their applications and all attachments sent by 11:59pm on Monday, March 1st. This year the tree fruit industry will again provide students with over $1 million in scholarships to aid their college journeys. WAEF scholarships are open to students raised in families […]

2020 In Review

Thank you for the many ways you make a difference to students through WAEF! All contributions are valued and make it possible for students to attend and succeed at college. Contributors listed below have provided unrestricted gifts during 2020 not connected to sponsorships or direct scholarships. Beyond the Scholarship Donors 2020 $10,000+ Chelan Fresh Washington […]

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 with them each step […]

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 plates will provide a […]

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 seniors in each school have […]

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