United Fresh Produce Association has announced the two recipients of the 2015 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships: Alex DiNovo, DNO Produce, Columbus OH; and Seth Hansen, Kingsburg Orchards, Kingsburg CA.

The Frieda Rapoport Caplan Business Scholarship Program provides the opportunity for representatives from family-owned businesses to attend the United Fresh Washington Conference. These two scholarship recipients received complimentary airfare, hotel, and registration to participate in the conference September 28-30, 2015.

The United Fresh Washington Conference brings together hundreds of produce leaders from all sectors of the industry for education on critical industry issues and meetings with members of Congress, their staffs, and top regulatory officials. Scholarship recipients have an opportunity to network with produce industry leaders from across the nation, as well as gain an understanding of the political process and how to advocate for their priority issues.

The Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program was founded in 2001 by sisters Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in honor of their mother, Frieda Rapoport Caplan. The program expands opportunities for representatives from family businesses to attend The Washington Conference. Each year, the scholarship committee reviews applicants for the program using several criteria, including each candidate’s interest in advocacy work and commitment to the produce industry.

For more information on the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program, go to the United Fresh website at www.unitedfresh.org/ or call 202-303-3400.