Stemilt donates $8,500 for apple scholarshipStemilt Growers Inc., Wenatchee, Wash., presented a check of $8,500 to the Washington Apple Education Foundation, also based in Wenatchee, for the Thomas K. Mathison Memorial Scholarship it administers.

WAEF gave the Mathison scholarship of $5,000 this year to Flor Maldonado of Tonasket, Wash., which she will use at Washington State University in the fall, according to a news release. She plans to return to her family orchard and work in fruit exporting.

The money for Stemilt’s check came from proceeds of the third annual Thomas K. Mathison Memorial Golf Tournament in Wenatchee. A record 29 teams played in the tournament.

Thomas Mathison founded Stemilt.

WAEF selected 139 students throughout eastern Washington, out of about 420 who applied for scholarships totaling $425,000 in 2011, including the Mathison scholarship.