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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 […]

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 […]

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 suppliers to college-bound and college-enrolled students.  […]

Rears Sprayer Auction Benefits WAEF Students

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) opens an online auction of a Rears Powerblast Sprayer on Tuesday, December 1st.  Funds raised will support students through college scholarships and education support.  Bidding is open until Wednesday, December 9th at 12n when the winning bidder will be announced at the tree fruit industry’s annual meeting to be […]

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 her. Courtney has been a volunteer […]

Anika Grubbs Recognized as Alumni Volunteer of the Year for 2020

Saturday night was a very special event for WAEF. We got to announce to Anika Grubbs that she was our Alumni Volunteer of the Year. With the help of the Grubbs’ family, we made the surprise announcement to Anika at what she thought was a dinner out event with her family to celebrate her birthday. […]

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 capacities, including as student mentors, holiday […]

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 Successfully Enter the Workforce Post-Graduation, […]

Kittitas Secondary School Student Wins Year of the Apple Art Contest

Kittitas Secondary School student Kirstin Johnson was the Grand Prize winner in the 25th Annual Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Year of the Apple Art Contest sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.  Johnson received a check in the amount of $1000 for her efforts and will see her artwork published on the 2021 Corteva Agriscience calendar poster. […]

New Scholarship Training Resources Website

The Washington Apple Education Foundation’s (WAEF) new scholarship resource website went live this week.  The site, located at www.scholarshipresources.org, was created to serve the scholarship information needs of college-bound students and their parents and school counselors.  It contains information from WAEF’s scholarship training curriculum normally delivered in person by WAEF staff. At the start of […]

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