Application Deadline: April 30, 2023

The Pest Management Foundation Scholarship Program will award up to five scholarships, of up to $2,000 each, to outstanding students at accredited entomology programs at U.S. colleges or universities. In return, scholarship recipients will be asked to provide a letter explaining how the scholarship has helped them in their academic and research endeavors.


Scholarship Eligibility

Currently enrolled undergraduate (junior or senior year) or graduate students majoring in entomology and focused on urban pest management are eligible. Students must have completed at least two semesters of study with at least one year remaining before graduation. Applicants must be full time students in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or better on 4.0 scale). Only one scholarship will be awarded per college or university each year.


Application Submission Requirements

  • Resume or curriculum vita.
  • Current academic transcript.
  • A one-page (minimum) essay describing applicant’s professional goals and aspirations and how he/she plans to use their studies to contribute to a field in urban pest management.
  • A letter of recommendation from student’s faculty advisor addressing the applicant’s progress in studies and/or research, its potential contribution to urban pest management, and his or her work ethic.
  • Other supporting documents (research papers and proposals, faculty research participation, related industry internship participation, fellowship projects, industry work experience, etc) can also be submitted.
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2023


Download 2023 Scholarship Flyer (PDF)


What is the Pest Management Foundation?

The Pest Management Foundation’s mission and purpose is to advance the pest management industry through education, research, and training. The Pest Management Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with the National Pest Management Association, the industry's only national trade group. The Foundation has been in existence for more than 30 years and was originally named the Buettner Foundation in honor of William O. Buettner, NPMA’s first President and Executive Vice President.  In recent years, a new fund has been established honoring Norman Goldenberg for his years of service to the industry. Visit for more information.


For more information and to submit application materials contact Mike Bentley at

The Pest Management Foundation
10460 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030