Pest Management Foundation Announces New Endowed Scholarship Program
Fairfax, VA – June 5, 2023 – The Pest Management Foundation has established a new endowed scholarship program spearheaded by the funding of three scholarships available in 2023.
First announced at PestWorld 2022 in Boston, the Foundation’s endowed scholarship program allows donors to establish an endowed scholarship that can be custom named for individuals, companies, or organizations. Criteria for scholarship awards are flexible and also determined by the donor. The minimum gift to establish an endowed scholarship is $25,000 and gifts may be paid all at once, or over a five-year period.
Since the program was announced, three scholarships have been fully funded: The Bruce and Evelyn Bowman Scholarship, the New Jersey Pest Management Association Pest Professional Stewardship Scholarship, and the Daniel J & Robert E Klein Scholarship. In addition, the Foundation has received commitments from seven individuals or organizations to fund future scholarships.
The Bruce and Evelyn Bowman Scholarship, generously endowed by Bowman Termite and Pest Management, is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded by the Pest Management Foundation to a graduating high school senior each year in the state of Hawaii who has a parent or guardian working in pest management. The deadline for applications for this year’s scholarship is May 31, 2023.
The New Jersey Pest Management Association Pest Professional Stewardship Scholarship, generously endowed by the New Jersey Pest Management Association is a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior each year in the state of New Jersey entering the field of professional pest management who has a parent or guardian working in pest management. The deadline for applications for this year’s scholarship is June 15, 2023.
The Daniel J. & Robert E. Klein Scholarship was generously funded by Andrew Klein. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student graduating from high school entering college or trade school, or a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate college student majoring in any field with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The application period for this scholarship will open on October 1, 2023.
These scholarships represent a commitment to the development of the next generation of pest management professionals through the support of students pursuing higher education and to those parents and families working in the field.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Pest Management Foundation, I am thrilled to see such an overwhelming response to this program. These scholarships will further our mission to advance the industry through education, research, and outreach,” said Alfie Treleven, chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees, and Chair and CEO of Sprague Pest Solutions in Tacoma, WA.
The Pest Management Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission and purpose is to advance the pest management industry through education, research, and outreach. The Pest Management Foundation is affiliated with the National Pest Management Association, the industry's only national trade group. The Foundation has been in existence for more than 60 years and has funded urban entomology research projects at universities nationwide.