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Seventh annual EPC/Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship awarded

epIn spite of not being able to gather for the Eastern Produce Council's dinner meeting May 19, which is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and known as the Jersey Fresh Cookout, the council congratulated its 2020 scholarship winner via Zoom.

On the call to present the seventh annual $5,000 Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship were Theresa Nolan; EPC Executive Director Susan McAleavey Sarlund; Jacqueline Giz, the winner of the 2020 scholarship; and George Moskal, who is Jacqueline's uncle, a member of EPC's Executive Board and 2010 EPC Hall of Fame recipient.

Jacqueline will attend Rutgers University this fall, where she will double major in art history and economics in a pre-law track.

"With so much disappointment in our world these past two months, and all that high school seniors have lost out on, I thought it was essential to celebrate the scholarship with Jacqueline on the actual day she would have been presented to our membership at the EPC's BBQ," Sarlund shared with the Zoom participants. "Congratulations Jacqueline, we wish you all the best with your college experience."

According to the EPC, what makes this scholarship unique is that it is based solely on a 500-word essay on ethics. In particular, applicants need to cite an example of how they faced an ethical challenge in their life and dealt with it. Scholarship applicants must be related to an EPC member who has been a member of the council for at least six months, preceding the date of the application. Anonymous essays are judged by representatives of the Nolan Family Foundation.

Seen above on a Zoom call announcing the seventh annual Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship were (clockwise from top left) EPC's Susan McAleavey Sarlund; Theresa Nolan of the Nolan Family Foundation; EPC's George Moskal (and uncle of the recipient); and scholarship recipient Jacqueline Giz.

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