Tree Fruit Charity Awards over $1 million in scholarship funds

NCW -  The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) awarded 318 scholarships to students this year. Of the 318 scholarships, 218 were awarded to renewing  students, and 100 new students were welcomed to the WAEF family. These scholarships represent over $1 million sponsored by the tree fruit industry through various fundraisers, in memory of industry leaders and friends, and annual donations. WAEF scholarships are awarded to students whose families have ties to the tree fruit industry, specifically apples, pears, and cherries. In most instances, the parents of recipients are employed in orchards and warehouses. The WAEF scholarship program has a history of remarkable statistics regarding the retention of students at 87%. Additionally, 84% of our WAEF students graduate within four years or less

from college/university, and 78% of the students that we serve are first-generation college/university students. The Beyond the Scholarship Program secures our WAEF students' success through mentoring, workshops, care packages, career exploration, regional events, and continuous follow-up throughout their academic careers.

Okanogan  and Douglas County Scholarship Recipients are:

• Dulce Roman-Trejo, Brewster, is the recipient of the Washington Apple Education

Foundation Scholarship. Roman-Trejo is a graduate of Brewster High School and the

daughter of Felipe Roman and Dulce Roman.

• Liliana Medel Martinez, Bridgeport, is the recipient of the Nordic Scholarship. Medel

Martinez is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and the daughter of Juan Medel and

Beatriz Martinez Marquez.

• Luis Trejo, Bridgeport, is the recipient of the Jennifer Witherbee Scholarship. Trejo is a

graduate of Bridgeport High School and the son of Martin Trejo and Amalia Trejo.

• Myrka Trejo, Bridgeport, is the recipient of the Glady & Nick Legacy Award Scholarship.

Trejo is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and the daughter of Juan Trejo and Teresa

Trejo.

• Paul Torres Martinez, Bridgeport, is the recipient of the Scott Baker Technical Education

Scholarship and the WAEF Vocational Scholarship. Torres Martinez is a graduate of

Bridgeport High School and the son of Ramon Torres Casillas and Maria Martinez.

• Abram Woodward, Brewster, is the recipient of the Jonathan Crane Memorial Scholarship.

Woodward is a graduate of Brewster High School and the son of Jesse Woodward and

Jessica Woodward.

• Ashlyn Gonzalez-Soriano, Pateros, is the recipient of the Chelan Fresh Scholarship.

Gonzalez-Soriano is a graduate of Pateros High School and the daughter of David Gonzalez

and Silvia Gonzalez.

• Elizabeth Garcia Perez, Brewster, is the recipient of the Jonathan Crane Memorial

Scholarship and the Rubio Family Scholarship. Garcia Perez is a graduate of Brewster High

School and the daughter of Lorenzo Garcia and Elia Perez.

• Julisa Olvera, Brewster, is the recipient of the Dalton & Pamela Thomas Scholarship.

Olvera is a graduate of Brewster High School and the daughter of Saimont Olvera Pedraza

and Marbella Pamatz Rincon.

• Luisa Lucas, Brewster, is the recipient of the Jonathan Crane Memorial Scholarship. Lucas

is a graduate of Brewster High School and the daughter of Stan Parks and Rosa Antunez.

• Melisa Corrales, Brewster, is the recipient of the Chelan Fresh Scholarship. Corrales is a

graduate of Brewster High School and the daughter of Rodolfo Corrales and Maria Corrales.

• Melissa Garcia, Brewster, is the recipient of the Danna Gebbers Guzman Memorial

Scholarship. Garcia is a graduate of Brewster High School and the daughter of Castulo

Garcia and Ernestina Garcia.

• Miriam Garcia, Brewster, is the recipient of the Jonathan Crane Memorial Scholarship.

Garcia is a graduate of Brewster High School and the daughter of Miguel Garcia and Jessica

Garcia.

• Shea Gamble, Brewster, is the recipient of the Crane & Crane Inc Scholarship and the

Robert Prince Memorial Scholarship. Gamble is a graduate of Log Church Christian School

and the daughter of Dylan Game and Tessa Gamble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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