Terry L. Vorhees Vision Scholarship

Terry Vorhees Vision Scholarship

The Terry L. 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.

We are proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Terry Vorhees Vision Scholarship is Ms. Kayla Mudger. All essays were judged and graded based on four key areas: focus, support, organization and passion and inventiveness. Kayla received top scores in each of these categories. Her essay was well-written, meaningful, and personal. Kayla is a student at the University of Florida.

Thank you to all of the applicants, and congratulations again, Kayla!

Scholarship Details

One (1) $5,000.00 scholarship will be awarded every year to the scholarship recipient’s enrolling College/University.

Qualification Criteria

  • Graduating high school seniors
  • College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Children & Grandchildren of any SEPC corporate member in good standing

Selection Factors

  • Grade Point Average- Minimum 3.0
  • Letters of Recommendation from High school and/or College staff, Clergy, Community Leaders, etc.
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Leadership and Community Service involvement
  • Quality of essay

Essay Topic

Candidates will write an essay on the importance of the produce industry in his/her life and how they would make it better.