Harry and Kathern Lovejoy SCHOLARSHIP

Jane Lovejoy desired to assist WSU students further their studies in advancement of agriculture; the unfinished goal of her father, Harry Lovejoy, who had to withdraw from his studies at WSU during the Great Depression to assist with the family farm in Waterville. He was never able to return to his studies but was able to send his only child, Jane Lovejoy to WSU where she diligently completed a degree in education and became a premiere high school English teacher and librarian for more than three decades.

As a farmer’s daughter, an educator for more than three decades and a devout Christian, Jane Lovejoy encountered many hard working students with the desire to further their education but without the means to  do so and wanted to assist them.  The ideal recipient of the Lovejoy Scholarship would be a studious young person from Central Washington who is proud to be a Cougar and is actively striving to make an agricultural contribution that would cause for greater yields from the world’s fertile lands.

This scholarship supports transfer students, nontraditional students and graduate students seeking education at WSU. The committee seeks to award students who demonstrate financial need, commitment to their studies and any direct work experience in an agriculture related industry.

Application Opens: January 1st
Application Due Date: March 1st

  1. Will have completed the minimum credit hours to be a third year student at Washington State University (can be transfer students, non-traditional students, or entering as a third-year because of Running Start); the scholarship is also open to graduate students
  2. Attending WSU as a full-time student majoring in studies that directly relate to agriculture issues (may include majors outside the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences)
  3. Demonstrates potential to impact agricultural advancements as evidenced by professor recommendations
  4. Demonstrates commitment to their studies (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  5. Demonstrates financial need
  6. Preference will be given to qualified applicants from Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Ferry and Grant counties
  7. Renewal is possible for recipients; must reapply and compete with new applicants




Xitlali Cruz


I am currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science at Stanford. Since the beginning of my freshman year I have been involved with clubs such as Stanford’s Space Initiative (SSI) and the Society of Latinx Engineers (SOLE). In SSI I built a rocket and launched it.


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Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services


The grant provided funds to hire a Housing Justice and Outreach Coordinator to visit rural and underserved areas. Rosie’s bilingual and bicultural skills and experience have increased equity of service. Rosie is building partnerships with local organizations through events such as the Columbia Valley Community Health’s Back to School Drive, as well as posting yard signs.

Tenoch Mandujano

Tenoch Mandujano

Scholarship Recipient

My father was a migrant agricultural worker who eventually started his own cherry and apple orchard. He told me if I wanted to live a better life, I had to get an education. I plan on starting a career with the Chelan PUD with a passion for renewable energy and in turn give back to my parents and community for supporting my dreams.

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