The Millen, Ga.-based Southeast Produce Council has award its 2018 Vorhees Vision Scholarship.
The scholarship, named for Terry Vorhees, founder and first executive director of the SEPC, goes to a student who has shown entrepreneurial spirit in pursuing educational goals, according to a news release.
This year’s winner is Ansley Paulk, daughter of Mark and Jeannie Paulk of Borders Melon Co. Inc., according to the release.
Vorhees Vision Scholarship winners receive one $5,000 scholarship annually, according to the release.
Applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is a corporate SEPC member in good standing, and must be a graduating high school senior or an enrolled college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior with a grade point average minimum of 3.0, according to the release.
Other deciding factors include letters of recommendation and the quality of an essay on the importance of the produce industry in the applicant’s life and how they would make it better, according to the release.