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 […]

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.” […]

WAEF Art Contest Deadline Set For May 1st

The Washington Apple Education Foundation is inviting all high school students across Central Washington to participate in the organization’s annual Year of the Apple Art contest. The Washington apple themed contest will grant over $1750 cash in student prizes. First place will receive $1,000, 2nd place $500, and 3rd place $250. In addition to cash prizes for […]

Apple License Plate Legislation Heads To Inslee’s Desk

Legislation creating a new vanity license plate in Washington promoting the apple is now headed to Governor Jay Inslee for his signature. On Friday, the state House approved Senate Bill 6032 by a 92-5 vote. East Wenatchee Senator Brad Hawkins authored the bill, and said this legislation comes at a great time for the apple […]

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 […]

WAEF Scholarship Deadline March 1st

The Washington Apple Education Foundation said it will award over $1 million in new and renewing scholarships to college students this spring.  To be eligible for a WAEF scholarship, students much have a tie to Washington’s tree fruit industry, either having been raised in a family whose primary source of income is derived from the […]

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 […]

WAEF Honors Volunteers At November Breakfast

The Washington Apple Education Foundation held its annual Volunteer Appreciation breakfast last week in Quincy.  The event paid tribute to the over 150 volunteers that contributed to WAEF and it students during 2019.  Altogether, the volunteers reviewed over 400 scholarship applications and sent care packages to 300 students.  In addition, the Group Volunteer of the […]