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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DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1, 2017
Female currently employed in pest management industry
Minimum of 2 years of experience in the industry
Subscribed to the PWIPM contact list (e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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?
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 by the August 1, 2017 deadline to:
Allie Allen, BCE
Professional Women in Pest Management
10460 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Click here to view previous recipients.