SEPC names Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship winner
The Southeast Produce Council announced Frances O'Neal, granddaughter of Bradley O'Neal of Coosaw Farms, as this year's SEPC Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship recipient.
This scholarship was established to memorialize Jim Nolan, who took an ethical stand on a business matter at great cost to himself. As a result of his professional ethics, Nolan was ostracized by colleagues and remained isolated in his efforts to maintain moral integrity in his workplace. It would have taken only a few others with the courage to speak out to change the course of events. Tragically, Mr. Nolan died before the trial that finally vindicated his actions by a judge and a jury of 13 who found in his favor.
SEPC offered its sincere thanks to Theresa Nolan for providing this scholarship to the members of the Southeast Produce Council. She is a lifetime member of the SEPC and is always available to lend a helping hand wherever needed.
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 SEPC.
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 and community leaders and the quality of the essay submitted, covering the importance of ethics.
For more information on the Southeast Produce Council's scholarship programs, events and how to get involved, visit https://seproducecouncil.com/education/#scholarships.