Apple Education Foundation awards scholarships

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Wenatchee, WA — Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) announced on Aug. 19 that 320 students received $1.1 million in scholarship awards.

“Funding for the awards was raised through voluntary contributions from members of the tree fruit industry and its suppliers and service providers,” stated a press release from Washington Apple Education Foundation. “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.”

The following Basin students received 2019 scholarships:

Adams County

Othello High School

Alejandro Ramos received the Verbrugge family scholarship.

Angelica Hernandez and Lorena Flores-Leon received the Washington Fruit & Produce Company scholarship.

Citlalli Rodriguez-Garcilazo received the Allan Brothers and the Washington Apple Education Foundation scholarship.

Gabriela Rodriguez-Garcilazo received the Allan Brothers scholarship.

Ivan Mendoza received the AgroFresh, Dan and Bri Plath, Jeff & Jolene Hattori, and Northwest Farm Credit Services scholarship.

Omar Lopez-Corona received the CCM scholarship.

Santiago Basurto-Villalba received the CPC International Apple Company scholarship.

Grant County

Royal High School

Adamari Valente, Anahi Tanner, Araceli Fabian, Evelyn Carreto and Martin Horta received the Washington Fruit & Produce Co/Royal High School scholarship.

Ariadna Espino-Valencia received the Nordic scholarship.

Eduardo Rodriguez and Fernando Rodriguez received the NordicBear scholarship.

Fatima Cortez received the Cliff & Janie Plath scholarship.

Guadalupe Guadarrama received the CCM scholarship.

Isabel Corona-Campiz received the Cliff & Janie Plath and Valley Fruit scholarship.

Leslie Pena Garcia received the Northern Fruit/Ice Lakes scholarship.

Samantha Dunn received the Columbia River Orchards scholarship.

Wahluke High School

Rubi Gutierrez Herrera received the Nordic scholarship.

Sandra Rivera received the Robert and Hope Allan Memorial scholarship.

Adilene Sandoval received the H.M. & Marion Gilbert Memorial scholarship.

Alejandro Vasquez received the Stemilt Growers scholarship.

Alondra Rodriguez received the Allan Brothers scholarship.

Quincy High School

Blanca Mejia received the Cliff & Janie Plath scholarship.

Cesar Cuevas received the D&M Chemical and Washington State Tree Fruit Association scholarship.

Jaelyn Zuniga-Diaz received the Washington Fruit & Produce Company scholarship.

Mariana Ramirez received the Double Diamond Fruit, Jones Fruit and Washington Apple Education Foundation scholarship.

Moses Lake High School

Citlalli Guzman received the David Oppenheimer & Company scholarship.

Esmeralda Jimenez Santos received the Washington Fruit & Produce Company scholarship.

Ephrata High School

John Rawley received the Washington State Tree Fruit Association scholarship.

Matt Lopez received the NordicBear scholarship.

Sharron Adams received the Tree Top, Inc. scholarship.

Big Bend Community College

Miguel Cruz Santiago received the Thomas Mathison scholarship.

Quincy High School

Shayla Appling received the Joe Bulleri Memorial scholarship.

Silvia Esparza received the Double Diamond Fruit scholarship.

Jesus Barajas received the Automated Ag and WAEF Vocational Fund scholarship.

Ulises Sanchez received the Joe Bulleri Memorial and Oneonta Trading Corporation/Cooprider scholarship.

Lincoln County

Odessa High School

Chance Messer received the Gerri Whiteaker Memorial scholarship.

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