Scholarship Time. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Fruit Grower Report.
If you have been looking for a little extra money to help pay for school this just might be the ticket.
WITHERBEE: Applications for the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s scholarships are due in our office March 1st. And we have a really impressive slate of scholarships to offer to students this year. What we’re seeing is that’s going to be extremely important as it could be a little bit harder for kids to figure out how to pay for college next year.
That’s Jennifer Witherbee, Executive Director of the Washington Apple Education Foundation who says they will then get busy in determining the recipients.
WITHERBEE: It’s an involved process. We’ll take some time to review those applications and figure out which awards students qualify for; then our selection committee begins March 16. And then these individual committee members will spend about 30 to 40 hours over the course of the next month reviewing the applications, reading the essays, seeing what activities students have been involved in, what their grades look like.
Scholarships will be awarded on or about May 1st. Younger kids can also get involved.
WITHERBEE: At the same time scholarships are going on we do have the art contest going on and this is a K-12 art contest and what we are asking them to send to us is apples, cherries, pears, other stone fruit – their artistic depictions of those.
For more information visit their website at www.waef.org. That’s today’s Fruit Grower Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.