Washington State Potato Foundation Scholarship

Website: Potatoes

The primary purpose of the Washington State Potato Foundation Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships for he higher education of applicants who pay assessment to the Washington State Potato Commission or are commercial growser, processors, packers or shippers of Washington/Oregon potatoes or are employees or whose parents or guardians are employees of commercial growers, processors, packers or shippers of Washington/Oregon State potatoes and reside in the State of Washington/Oregon. Preference will be given to those who are pursuing an agriculture-related education. 

To qualify, a student should demonstrate many of the following traits:

¨      Have above average academic record

¨      Have an exemplary record of ag involvement/community involvement or extra-curricular success

¨      Demonstrate heritage of a "farm family" or currently working in an ag related business

¨      Secure strong references from the agriculture and/or Columbia Basin leadership community

¨      Desire to enroll as a full time student in an agriculture related major

¨      Desire to share talents and return to work in an ag related industry within the Columbia Basin

¨      Special consideration will be given to students who personally (or whose family) works in the potato industry.

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
Complete the application and send it to the Washington State Potato Foundation along with a transcript of your grades and two letters of recommendation. An electronic version of the application is available at: http://www.potatofoundation.org/scholarship-application-for-2021.html

Established in 2000, the Washington State Potato Foundation recognizes the importance of promoting pride in the agricultural industry through education programs and scholarships throughout the Columbia Basin. Furthermore, the Scholarship committee is committed to bolster the quality of the workforce throughout the Columbia Basin. Over the years, the WSPF has awarded over 130 students a total of over $160,000 in funds to support farm families in their academic pursuit. 


Contact Information

Kellee Balcom, Executive Director
Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program
Washington State Potato Foundation
PO Box 5051
Pasco, WA 99302
Phone 509.528.4144
Fax: 509.271.0006
Email: kbalcom@potatoes.com