Melvin P ‘Mel’ and Lyndell Crowder NCW Memorial Horticulture SCHOLARSHIP

The Melvin P. ‘Mel’ and Lyndell Crowder NCW Memorial Horticulture Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 in memory of Mr. Crowder, by his widow and children. After Mr. Crowder’s distinguished Naval service during World War II, he adn his wife purchased a hillside orchard in Manson. Determined to become the best grower possible, Mr. Crowder sought to learn everything he could about horticulture. Spanning three decades, Mel worked diligently with orchardists from Yakima to the Canadian border to help them grow the very best apples. As a charter member of the Washington Horticulture Association in 1985, Mr. Crowder was recognized as a leader in the apple industry. He remained active in the industry even after his retirement in 1985 from his position as Operations Manager at Trout, Inc. in Chelan. Keeping abreast of new developments and operating Crowder Horticultural Services, a tree and pollen sales and horticultural consulting business, kept him in touch with apples. Mel Crowder passed away on July 22, 1993.

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

Eligibility:
  1. Student from NCW enrolled in the Tree Fruit Production Program at Wenatchee Valley College OR Tree Fruit Management in the Horticulture Program at Washington State University
  2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
  3. Renewal is possible for recipients; must reapply and compete with new applicant

YOUR GIFT AT WORK

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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Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services

REGIONAL IMPACT GRANT RECIPIENT

The Regional Impact 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.

ThomasSmith

Aero Methow Rescue Service

STRATEGIC CONSULTING GRANT RECIPIENT

Due to being rural, remote, and geographically isolated Aero Methow Rescue Service must be prepared to do more than respond to emergencies. We have become a healthcare partner who fills gaps in service.  This program allows our board the time and ability to work with a Strategic Planner to modify our plan to address those gaps.

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