Eisenhower High School is Honored to Announce our Washington Apple Education Foundation Recipients (WAEF) for 2020!

Posted by Yolanda Guzmán, College Preparatory Advisor for the College Success Foundation at Eisenhower H.S. on 5/27/2020

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Eisenhower High School is honored to announce our Washington Apple Education Foundation Recipients (WAEF) for 2020!

Thank you, Washington Apple Education Foundation for recognizing our students for their dedication to academics, school activities and exemplary commitment to serve our local community!

Congratulations IKE 2020 WAEF Scholarship winners.

Bryanalexa Rivera Macias

University of Washington-Seattle

$5,000

“Ever since I was young, I feared money would be the reason I would not be able to attend college, but I was proven wrong. I’m extremely grateful that the WAEF chose me as a recipient for this scholarship!”

Denise Abundiz

Central Washington University

$5,000

“Thank you WAEF for believing in me. This scholarship has helped me realize that all of my parents’ sacrifices and my hard work have paid off. Because of this scholarship, I will no longer have to worry or stress about how I will pay for college.”

Francisco Morales

University of Washington – Seattle

$2,000

"Earning the WAEF scholarship has given me the freedom to pursue my higher education without the worry of having to take out loans. It will allow me to focus on my studies so I can have a strong GPA and obtain a Bioengineering degree.”

Giselle Montes Perez

Central Washington University

$5,000 

“Thanks to the WAEF I am able to go to my first choice university. Now, I don't have to stress about how I am going to afford to pay for college." 

Kasandra Diaz Barragan

Heritage University

$2,500

“The WAEF scholarship impacted my life in that I will be able focus on my studies without the stress of having to pay back loans.”

Maria Navarro

University of Washington - Seattle

$1,500

“Receiving the WAEF scholarship has made the cost of UW more affordable. Thanks to the WAEF, I will be free of financial stress in college.

Martha Benitez Solorzano

University of Washington - Seattle

$2,000

"Having WAEF's support to attend college means the peace of mind that I will graduate debt-free.”

 

Way to go Cadets! We are extremely excited for you!

About the scholarship: The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) is the charity of the tree fruit industry.  Our mission is to impact lives through access to educational opportunities. WAEF is supported by generous contributions made annually by the growers, packers and supporters in Washington’s tree fruit industry.  This year WAEF is awarding over $1 million to students whose parents are employed in the tree fruit industry.  310 students received WAEF scholarships this year.  80% of the foundation’s current scholarship recipients are first-generation college students. When students receive a WAEF scholarship, they join a community of volunteers, donors and WAEF alumni dedicated to supporting them achieving their educational goals.  The foundation’s priority for its scholarship recipients isn’t just that they attend college; instead it is they graduate from college on-time and career ready.  WAEF students are able to renew their scholarships throughout their undergraduate years.