WAEF: Nearly 750 Plates Sold In The First Year

Washington Apple Education Foundation says year one of their specialty apple license plate was a success, with 747 sold statewide. Jennifer Witherbee, WAEF Executive Director, said the license plate program was launched July 1, 2020 in an effort to raise money for student scholarships. “We have about 750 plates out on Washington highways right now […]

$1M In Scholarships Made Possible By Tree Fruit Industry

The Washington Apple Education Foundation is working on another year of “paying it forward”, as college scholarships are once again being awarded to young people from the tree fruit industry. “We have another really big list of scholarship recipients,” said WAEF Executive Director, Jennifer Witherbee. “We’re so excited to welcome new students. This year we […]

WAEF Encouraging Young People Connected To Tree Fruit Industry To Apply For Scholarships

Students connected to the tree fruit industry interested in perusing a post-high school education in the fall of 2021 are encouraged to apply for scholarships from the Washington Apple Education Foundation. Jennifer Witherbee, Executive Director of WAEF said children of connected to orchards, warehouses or direct suppliers to the industry are eligible. “Additionally, students who […]

WAEF Rolls Our New On Line Scholarship Resource

The Washington Apple Education Foundation launched its new scholarship resource website this week. WAEF Executive Director, Jennifer Witherbee, said they started this project in March and the onset of the pandemic. “The site is brand new to us. It copies some of the information that we usually provide to students in person in their classrooms.” […]

Apple Plate Clears Washington Senate

The Washington apple plate is one step closer to reality.  On Thursday, the Senate voted 46-1 to approved legislation creating the specialty plate commemorating Washington’s top commodity.   “This bill [Senate Bill 6032] will allow vehicle owners to show their pride in Washington’s iconic apples, bring more awareness to our important apple industry and help […]

Apple Industry Looking To Create Specialty Plate To Help WAEF

The Apple Commission is working with lawmakers in Olympia this session, trying to create a specialty license plate to celebrate Washington apples and support the Washington Apple Education Foundation.  If the blue plate featuring the Washington apple logo is approved, generated revenue would be donated to WAEF, the tree fruit industry’s official charity.  Jennifer Witherbee, […]

Apple Commission Proposes New License Plate

In an effort to help the Washington Apple Education Foundation, the state Apple Commission has proposed a new specialty license plate.  The dark blue plate celebrates the state’s leading Ag commodity, the apple.  The revenue generated from sales of the specialty license plat will go to WAEF, the tree fruit industry’s official charity.  WAEF provides […]