Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators has established the E. Raymond Crim III Scholarship Program, giving preference to applicants with military service and to individuals whose families serve in the pest management industry. This $5,000 annual scholarship is designed to be complementary to existing scholarships within the industry.
Crim started his career in an unlikely place, Vietnam, where he served his country as a member of the armed forces with the Preventive Medicine Unit – Mosquito Control and Research Division. His role during the war served as his introduction to the pest management industry, where he set an example of leadership and integrity in the business. On Jan. 4, 2016, Crim officially retired from Arrow Exterminators after 25 years of service to Arrow and 44 years of service to the industry.
The scholarship is open to students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate college with at least two semesters completed and in good academic standing. The applicants must submit an essay describing their professional goals and how they plan to use their studies to contribute to their field. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2017; those interested in applying can click here for more information.
“At Arrow Exterminators, we have always believed in giving back to the industry that has given so much to us,” says Joe Thomas, owner and Chairman of the Board. “We are thrilled to continue to support the industry and to honor our good friend Ray Crim with the establishment of the E. Raymond Crim III Scholarship Program. Ray’s love and dedication to the pest control industry, as well as the men and women of the U.S. military, are an integral part of who he is and so this scholarship seemed to be the perfect fit.”