Southeast Produce Council Announces Recipient of 2021 Vorhees Vision Scholarship
MILLEN, GA - Supporting the next generation of potential produce leaders is on the docket for the Southeast Produce Council. Recently, the association announced this year’s SEPC Vorhees Vision Scholarship recipient, Emily Lessard, whose parents are associated with The GIANT Company.
The 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. It is named in honor of the late Terry L. Vorhees, Founder and first Executive Director of the Southeast Produce Council.
According to a press release, 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 personally attended at least one SEPC event within the last 12 months.
Those who win the scholarship receive one $7,500 scholarship annually. 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.
This year, applicants were asked to write an essay regarding how they’ve witnessed essential workers within our industry who have risen above the challenges to make a difference in the communities they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to Emily Lessard on this win. We wish you the best of luck!