United Fresh accepting
Jul 2, 2012 10:21 AM
The United Fresh Foundation is accepting applications for the 2012 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program. This program awards up to four scholarships for employees of family-owned businesses to attend United Fresh Produce Associationís Washington Public Policy Conference (WPPC) in October 2012.
Scholarship recipients will receive complimentary airfare, hotel, and registration to attend the WPPC, set for October 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. The conference brings together hundreds of produce leaders to interact personally and share ideas with administration officials, congressional leaders, and industry colleagues.
The Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program was established in 2001 through a grant from Friedaís Inc by Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins in honor of their mother, Frieda. The program, administered through the United Fresh Foundation, is designed to increase family businessí involvement in government relations and produce industry advocacy.
To apply for a 2012 scholarship, participants must complete an application form and written submission outlining why they want to attend the WPPC and what they hope to gain from the experience. Applicants must be employed by a family-owned business that is a United Fresh member company in good standing. The application must be received by July 31.
Applications should be sent to the United Fresh Foundation, attention Shannon Young, United Fresh Education Manager via e-mail to email@example.com; fax to 202-303-3433; or mail to United Fresh Foundation, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1100, Washington DC 20006.
For more information about the scholarship program, contact Shannon Young at 202-303-3400 ext 405; for more details about WPPC or to register, contact Angela Tiwari at 202-303-3400 ext 416.
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