Pest Management Foundation awards 2019 scholarships


October 22, 2019

The Pest Management Foundation awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to five university students studying urban entomology at schools across the United States. The Pest Management Foundation Scholarship Program identifies and rewards undergraduate and graduate students across the nation, supporting the next generation of urban entomologists.



The 2019 Pest Management Foundation Scholarship recipients are:

  • Sudip Gaire, Ph.D. candidate, Purdue University
  • Maria Gonzalez, Ph.D. candidate, North Carolina State University
  • Allison Johnson, Ph.D. candidate, University of Georgia
  • Joanne King, Ph.D. candidate, Texas A&M University
  • Tarolyn Plumley, undergraduate student, University of Florida

“As part of our mission to support education, research and outreach in urban entomology and structural pest management across North America, the Pest Management Foundation is pleased to provide scholarships to these very deserving students,” says┬áDr. Jim Fredericks, VP, technical and regulatory affairs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).

Each year, the Pest Management Foundation awards up to five scholarships, not to exceed $2,000 each, to students at accredited entomology programs at U.S. colleges or universities. 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 and be full-time students in good academic standing. Only one scholarship is awarded per college or university each year.

The Pest Management Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with the NPMA. The Foundation has been in existence for more than 50 years and has funded urban entomology research projects at universities nationwide.


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Ellen Kriz

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