E. Ralph & Ida Strausz Memorial Scholarship
March 01, 2023
- Scholarship Description
E. Ralph and Ida Strausz were fruit growers for 65 years, raising apples, pears and cherries and processing them through the Cowiche Growers, Inc. under the label Hy-Land-Kids. This cooperative was originally organized by nine men, one of whom was Arthur E. Strausz, father of E. Ralph, and the original warehouse was built by his grandfather Jacob Strausz. Not only did E. Ralph Strausz eventually become President of the Cowiche Growers, Inc., he was employed there as a young college student in the early 1930s making boxes.
The E. Ralph & Ida Strausz Memorial is offered to a graduating senior of Highland High School (Cowiche/Tieton,
WA). It is renewable for up to four consecutive undergrad years. The scholarship fund honoring E. Ralph & Ida Strausz was created by their children in 2003. Each year a Highland High School graduating senior is awarded a $500 scholarship. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.