Education is one of the key foundations of the Southeast Produce Council’s mission. Recipients of the SEPC Member Scholarship will each receive a scholarship of $2,000 towards their educational goals for the upcoming school year. The SEPC awarded 56 scholarships ($112,000) in 2018 thanks to the dedication of our members.
Who is eligible to apply for the SEPC Member Scholarship Program?
Applicant must be/have a parent or grandparent who is a corporate member in good standing as of January 1, 2018 [Member has been on the SEPC membership roster for at least 12 months and has attended at least one event (Southern Exposure and/or Southern Innovations) within the last 12 months]. Immediate family members may apply if the active member is part of a corporate membership. Members who have individual memberships are not eligible.
Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student (minimum 12 semester hours).
What is necessary to complete the application?
- College or high school transcript
- SEPC Member Name and Member #
- College/University Student ID #, current major, and GPA (minimum 3.0 GPA required)
- College/University Address where the scholarship check will be sent
- SAT and/or ACT scores
- Enrollment verification from College/University
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Community Involvement
- 500-word minimum and 1000-word maximum essay
- Essay Topic: How do you define success?
Where do I submit my application?
The SEPC scholarship application can only be submitted online through our link which will be provided beginning March 18, 2019. The application deadline is May 3, 2019 at 5pm EST.
Who are the judges?
Members of the SEPC Scholarship Committee.
*All judges will be impartial when judging each redacted essay. All participant names and company references will be redacted before judging. If any judge has a personal relationship with any participant, that judge will be asked to recuse themselves from judging and replaced.
I was a recipient of a past scholarship award from the SEPC. Can I apply again?
First preference is given to new applicants, however, you may apply for additional scholarship awards. You will need to provide transcripts from the university you are attending along with proof of enrollment for the 2019 school year. All repeat scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible each year.
When will the SEPC scholarship recipients be announced?
Recipients are announced on July 1, 2019.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 SEPC MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!