Supporting Young Professionals in our Industry
“It is a tremendous privilege to receive the Tip Murphy Scholarship for leadership excellence. I plan to help honor his legacy through a great experience with the Emerging Leaders Program in 2013. I am also very proud to represent the R.S. Hanline Company and look forward to both learning and sharpening the leadership skills necessary to succeed in today’s business climate.”
R.S. Hanline Company
2012 Scholarship Recipient
“I am honored to be able to represent Indianapolis Fruit and the industry as one of this year’s Tip Murphy Scholarship recipients. I look forward to the opportunity to learn from my peers and the industry’s best to help me build on my leadership skills that will allow me to be positive change agent in my company and our great industry.”
Business Development/Organic Buyer, Indianapolis Fruit Company, Inc.
2012 Scholarship Recipient
Gourmet Trading Company
Recognizing that strong leaders drive the future of the produce industry, the Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence supports young professionals in our industry by advancing their careers through the development of leadership skills. The scholarship is funded by generous contributions along with proceeds from the Tip Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament.
The Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence was created in 2008 to honor the life and career of Tip Murphy, a beloved 15 year veteran of the produce industry.
The scholarship covers the cost of registration and associated hotel expenses for one of a growing number of PMA and PMA Foundation programs & events including:
- PMA’s Fresh Summit
- PMA’s Foodservice Conference & Exposition
- PMA Foundation Emerging Leaders Program
- PMA Foundation Women’s Fresh Perspectives Conference
- PMA Foundation High Performance Management Conference
To be eligible, candidates must:
- Meet any criteria established for the program or event selected.
- Be willing to share his/her experience at the Tip Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament, held Monday, September 8, 2014 (flight and hotel paid).
- Be willing to recruit future applicants for this scholarship opportunity.
Application Deadline – November 8, 2013
Make a Gift in Memory of Tip Murphy:
Contribute online or mail your gift and completed form to the PMA Foundation and support the Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence.
Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence
List of Contributors
Chiquita Brands North America
Naturipe Farms LLC
Paramount Citrus Association
Ready Pac Foods, Inc.$2,500
Progressive Produce Corporation$1,700
Pro Sales Industries, Inc.$250
Cheryl M Quigley
Jason and Lynda Domenico
Ira and Jill Mazer