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SEPC announces this year’s Vorhees Vision Scholarship recipients

The Southeast Produce Council has announced this year's Vorhees Vision Scholarship recipients

The Southeast Produce Council BB #:191194 has announced this year’s Vorhees Vision Scholarship recipients.

The Vorhees Vision Scholarship was created to reward the achievements of young individuals who demonstrate a true entrepreneurial spirit in their lives as they pursue their educational goals. This scholarship is named in honor of the late Terry L. Vorhees, founder and first Executive Director of the Southeast Produce Council. Because of his vision and efforts, the Southeast Produce Council became and remains one of the best resources in the produce industry today.

All SEPC Scholarships are awarded to applicants who meet the application criteria of having a parent or grandparent who is a corporate member in good standing with the SEPC, which means they have been on the SEPC membership roster for at least 12 months and have attended at least one SEPC event within the past 12 months.

The 1st place recipient of the Vorhees Vision Scholarship will receive one $7,500 scholarship. The 2nd place recipient will receive one $1,500 scholarship, and the 3rd place recipient will receive one $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be either graduating high school seniors or enrolled as college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors and must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Other selection factors include letters of recommendation from high school and/or college staff, clergy, community leaders, etc., SAT or ACT scores, leadership and community service involvement, and the quality of their essay. This year’s essay topic was for applicants to describe where they feel the produce industry should focus its efforts in pursuit of a more sustainable future.

For more information on the Southeast Produce Council‘s scholarship programs, events, and how to get involved, visit our website.