The deadline for Washington Apple Education Foundation scholarship applications is March 1.

The foundation plans to grant more than $1 million in new and renewed college scholarships this spring.

 Applicants must have a tie to Washington’s tree fruit industry to qualify: Either they have been raised in a family that relied on the industry as its primary income or seek education with plans to work in the industry, according to a news release from the foundation. Awards are primarily granted to students who live in the fruit growing regions of Central and Eastern Washington and are in their final year of high school, currently enrolled in college or entering college as an adult.

The foundation requires separate applications for students pursuing two- or four-year degrees or those seeking technical and vocational training.

For a complete list of scholarships, qualifications, applications and tips, visit Applications are only accepted online.

The foundation is the charity of the tree fruit industry. In 2019, it awarded $1.1 million in scholarships and currently assists 330 college-enrolled students.

For questions, call the foundation at 509-663-7713.