Washington Apple Education Foundation Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $6,000
Awards Available: 330

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) is supporting over 300 students this year with new and renewing scholarships.

Funding for the awards was raised through voluntary contributions from members of the tree fruit industry and its suppliers and service providers. In total, this year's scholarship recipients are receiving over $1 million in educational awards.

Most students receiving WAEF scholarships share a common link of parent employment in the tree fruit industry. WAEF scholarship recipients are pursuing a wide variety of degrees and career paths. Awards may be used by their recipients at accredited two-year colleges, four-year public and private universities and technical/vocational colleges.

Who qualifies?

A) Washington Apple Education Foundation/Universal

Students raised in families with direct ties to Washington's tree fruit industry are eligible to apply. Ties to the industry are created through immediate family member or personal employment in an apple, cherry or pear orchard or warehouse in Washington, immediate family ownership of an apple, cherry or pear orchard or warehouse in Washington or immediate family employment in a company directly serving the apple, cherry or pear industry in Washington. Employment must be current and to have been ongoing for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. Additionally, students with a desire to work for Washington's tree fruit industry may also qualify. Individual scholarships may each have more specific qualifications.

B) Washington Apple Education Foundation/Vocational

Washington state high school seniors or current college students from Washington are eligible. Path of study should align with potential work in the tree fruit industry. Types of appropriate courses include refrigeration, electrical, IT, computer applications, HVAC, machine technology, and others. Student must be pursuing a vocational trade at an accredited trade, technical or community college.

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