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PWIPM Professional Empowerment Grant

Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) grants can advance a career in the pest management industry or help to reduce the costs related to education. Grants are a minimum of $1000 and include free registration and additional $1000 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld. Successful recipient(s) are notified by September 1 each year.

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Minimum requirements:

  • Female currently employed in pest management industry
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the industry
  • Subscribed to the PWIPM contact list (e-mail to verify/be added)

To be submitted:

  • Resume with work experience outlined in the pest management industry
  • Essay (to be no more than 3 pages long (500-1500 words)
  • An itemized budget detailing use of the $1,000 grant to help meet career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation (sealed and signed by author)

Essay Questions:

  • Explain your career path.
  • What are your career goals for the next 5 years?
  • What challenges face women in the pest management industry?
  • Describe how you have used your strengths to overcome one of the challenges you described in #3.
  • Give an example of how women have helped you in your career.

Letters of recommendation should comment on the student's goals and motivation and answer the following questions:

  • Does the applicant have a strong interest in the pest management industry?
  • What steps has the applicant taken to prepare/advance her career in the pest management industry?

Finalist Requirements:

The grant recipient will be required to submit 2 articles to PWIPM speaking to the benefits of the award:

  • A short (150 words) anecdote about the PestWorld experience due within 30 days of attending PestWorld
  • An article describing the benefits of the grant, how the funds were used, progress being made towards career objectives, and a picture due within 300 days of receiving the award money.

Submit all required documents in one envelope or one .pdf file by the August 15, 2017 deadline to:

Allie Allen, BCE
Professional Women in Pest Management
c/o NPMA
10460 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030


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