Applicants for this $5,000 scholarship must be related to an EPC member in good standing who has been a member for at least six months preceding the date of the application. What makes this scholarship unique is that it is based solely on a 500-word essay on ethics. In particular, applicants need to site an example of how they faced an ethical challenge in their life and dealt with it.
The deadline for submission is Friday, April 14, 2017. The winner will be announced at the annual EPC BBQ at Demarest Farms, Hillsdale, NJ sponsored by The New Jersey Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
For more information and to secure an application, please visit the Eastern Produce Council website, www.easternproducecouncil.com.
Essays should be typed, should have a separate cover page which includes a title, name of the applicant, address, and telephone number. The essay itself should have only a title with no other personal information to allow for anonymity in judging. Judging will be done by representatives of the James and Theresa Nolan Family Foundation, not the Eastern Produce Council. Completed applications and essays can be sent to: Eastern Produce Council, P.O. Box 514, Short Hills, NJ 07078.