WAFFP / Luedecke Endowed Scholarship at W.S.U.


Consider this Fund

The WAFFP organization; the Luedecke family and numerous donors have grown this fund to provide $2200-$2400 (depending on market conditions) in annual scholarships. All gifts are tax deductible.

How to Give

Donate at or make checks payable to WSU.
Mail to: Office of Alumni and Friends, College of Agricultural Natural Resource Sciences, Washington State University
PO Box 646228,
Pullman WA 99164-6228.
Please note the gift is for the WAFFP – Luedecke Endowed Scholarship (account 7222-8255). The WSU Foundation will provide your tax deductible receipt.

Purpose and Eligibility

Scholarships are intended to encourage those becoming food safety professionals and advocates. Eligibility for the WAFFP – Luedecke Scholarship fund shall be a junior or senior student majoring in Food Science. Further consideration includes work experience, academic achievement, leadership, character and relevant activities. U.S. citizenship or legal resident status is also required. 


The Washington Association for Food Protection (WAFFP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting food safety through education, technology and collaboration. Originally known as the “Washington Milk Sanitarians”, the organization became an affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) in 1951. WAFFP invites all food safety professionals to join our efforts to protect the global food supply. WAFFP has proudly been awarding food science scholarships since 1982.

Dr. Lloyd O. Luedecke was an active member of WAFFP for almost 50 years. He joined the Washington Milk Sanitarians in 1962. 1962 was the same year he became a faculty member at Washington State University. Dr. Luedecke was honored throughout his career with excellence awards in teaching and mentorship. In 1999, Dr. Luedecke was recognized by WAFFP for his life-long achievements in food safety by inducting him into the “WAFFP Hall of Fame”. He was also recognized by the IAFP in 2000 and 2003 and held an Honorary Life Membership award. He was instrumental in the establishment of the endowed scholarship that has supported students in the field of food science. Through his encouragement, guidance, and dedication to teaching, our future food science professionals have become leaders throughout the food industry. Upon his death on June 4, 2014, the scholarship was renamed to honor his memory as a trusted friend, educator, mentor, and beloved colleague.

WAFFP scholarship recipients over the years.
2008: Patrice Ann-Marie Lyon, Christina Ruth Martin
2009: Erin Gail King, Patrice Ann-Marie Lyon
2010: Mikaela Easter, Karin Thorsen
2011: Matt Allen, Karin Thorsen
2012: Stephanie McCauley, Kate Sweitzer
2013: Hannah Damiano, Samantha Young
2014: Ashley Brennan, Kristen Sparkman, Samantha Young
2015: Katie Waldo, Caleb Wiebe
2016: Mathew Tanoei-Husada
2017: John Johnson, Max Kenagy
2018: Zach Newland, Tien-Hsun Yang
2019: Paige Kershaw, Kiera Henderson
2020: Annalise Evans, Brittany Sawyer
2021: Jessica Grande Melocoton, Jacob Cleary
2022: Dustin Johnson, Bradley Lubeck
2023: Hallie Simpson, Natalie Camerino