We’re proud to launch a new scholarship fund designed especially for families of TIPA members, Viva Fresh exhibitors and sponsor companies. This scholarship program will support support students who intend to pursue a degree or certification relevant to the fresh produce industry.

Each year, the Viva Fresh Scholarship will honor a notable figure in produce. This year’s scholarship is dedicated to Dr. Leonard Pike, a visionary who paved the way for success in the Tex-Mex region and beyond.

The Viva Fresh Steering Committee is excited to announce that the application process for this year’s Viva Fresh Scholarship, dedicated to Dr. Pike, is officially open. Applications will be accepted from a wide variety of applicants; students pursuing a degree in horticulture, becoming a commercial driver, or enrolling in a vocational program are all invited to apply prior to the July 31 deadline.

Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and awarded before the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester. For more information, or to apply for the scholarship, please visit https://vivafreshexpo.com/scholarship/.