Southeast Produce Council Announces Recipient of SEPC Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship
MILLEN, GA - Hard work deserves recognition. At the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC), not only is hard work recognized, but it is rewarded. Most recently, SEPC announced this year’s Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship recipient is Michael Fuehrer, son of Milton Fuehrer of Michigan Fresh Marketing.
“This scholarship was established to memorialize Jim Nolan, who took an ethical stand on a business matter at great cost to himself,” SEPC said to us in a statement, explaining how this scholarship represents unprecedented and innovative industry leadership. “Tragically, Jim died before the trial that finally vindicated his actions by a judge and a jury of 13 who found in his favor."
According to the statement, SEPC's Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship recipients receive a one-time scholarship of $5,000. 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 association. 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 that the Nolan Family Foundation Committee considers when deciding upon a recipient include letters of recommendation from high school and/or college staff, clergy, community leaders, etc. and the quality of the essay submitted, covering the importance of ethics.
An integral SEPC member, Theresa Nolan, has provided this scholarship and is always available to lend a helping hand wherever needed.
Congratulations to Michael Fuehrer on this incredible opportunity!