Starting in the fall, Central Washington University will offer $2,500 tuition waivers to students who also receive scholarships from the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF), the charity of the state’s tree fruit industry.
“This new program helps WAEF scholarship donors and students better leverage their awards for an even greater financial impact,” said Scott Wade, CWU University Advancement executive director. “It also strengthens Central’s relationship with the tree fruit industry.”
The agreement culminates several months of discussions between officials from CWU and the WAEF, which was founded in 1994.
Jennifer Witherbee, WAEF’s executive director, added, “We’re pleased that the university reached out to us and are especially delighted that CWU President James Gaudino shared the university’s appreciation for the active role we take with our students to increase their odds of college success.”
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