WAEF’s 2023 Donate-a-Bin (Matching Donation Campaign) During the Month of November

WAEF has some exciting news to share. All donations made to WAEF during the month of November will be matched through the Donate-A-Bin (Matching Donation Campaign). This is possible thanks to our sponsoring partners, Orchard-Rite, CMI Orchards, and Orchard Robotics, who have agreed to match your donations.

Stemilt’s Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds for WAEF Scholarships

September 22, 2023 Stemilt

Stemilt Growers presented Washington Apple Education Foundation with a check for $155,000 which was raised during the annual Thomas K. Mathison Memorial Golf Tournament on May 18. WAEF is the charitable organization for the Washington tree fruit industry, which oversees more than 150 scholarships each year, including the Thomas K. Mathison Memorial scholarship. This year, 36 teams attended the tournament donating funds along the way.

Cashmere High School Junior Takes Top Prize in WAEF Art Contest

On June 7, 2023, WAEF and Corteva Agriscience representatives announced the grand prize winner at Cashmere High School with Mr. Allan Pace, the art teacher, and art class peers in attendance. Cashmere High School junior Mykla Smith is the Grand Prize winner in the 28th Annual Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Year of the Apple (YOTA) Art Contest sponsored by Corteva Agriscience. Mykla received a check for $1,000 for her watercolor painting titled Apples at Sunset. Her artwork will be published on the 2023 Corteva Agriscience calendar poster.

Over $1 Million in Scholarship Funds Awarded from the Tree Fruit Industry

These scholarships represent over $1 million sponsored by the tree fruit industry through various fundraisers, scholarships in memory of industry leaders and friends, and annual donations. To be eligible for a WAEF scholarship, students must submit one of our two scholarship applications: Universal for students raised in families with direct ties to Washington’s tree fruit industry or students interested in a Washington tree fruit career pathway; and Vocational/Technical for Washington State high school seniors or current college students on a pathway that aligns with potential work in the tree fruit industry.  

Year of the Apple High School Student Art Contest Deadline May 1st

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) invites all current high school students in the following counties to participate in the 21st Annual Year of the Apple Art Contest: Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Benton, Franklin, Kittitas, Yakima, and Walla Walla.  The Washington apple-themed contest will grant over $1750 cash in student prizes.