Family Business Scholarship applications being accepted

July 11, 2017

The application period for the 2017 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is now open.

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 provides the opportunity for representatives from family-owned businesses to attend the United Fresh Washington Conference. This year, scholarship recipients will receive complimentary airfare, hotel and registration to participate in the conference, Sept. 18-20, in Washington, D.C. Applications must be received by Aug. 11.

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.

The Washington Conference brings together sectors of the industry for education on issues such as immigration, trade, tax reform and nutrition. Attendees also take part in meetings with members of Congress, their staff and top regulatory officials. Scholarship recipients will have an opportunity to network with produce industry executives from across the country, as well as gain an understanding of the political process and how to advocate for their priority issues.

For more information on the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program, call Miriam Wolk at 202-303-3410. For information about The Washington Conference, visit or call Angela Tiwari at 202-303-3416.