Yanghua Ou was selected as the winner of Triangle Pest’s 2019 academic scholarship. Ou is a freshman at NCSU where she is currently pursuing a business management degree with a concentration in human resources management.
The merit-based scholarship is awarded to one student who is pursuing a degree in business administration, marketing or other business-related fields. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has displayed academic excellence, in addition to a passionate pursuit of furthered business education at an accredited college or university in North or South Carolina.
Donnie Shelton, founder and owner of Triangle Pest Control, is proud to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and small business owners by awarding this annual scholarship to one local student. The company has been providing these scholarships for the past five years.
“Here at Triangle Pest Control, we truly care about giving back to our community, which is why we started our scholarship program,” Shelton said. “It’s been a great honor to play a part in furthering the education of local students throughout the years. We know that these students will also go on to positively impact our community in the future.”
After graduation, Ou plans to establish a nonprofit that supports talented junior golfers from low-income families by providing affordable lessons, making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
At age 10, Ou began golfing at the country club her father worked, a hobby she continued after high school. Ou and her family always found a way to pay for lessons, despite their expensive cost, an experience that helped form her business idea.
Founded in 2006, Triangle Pest Control has expanded into three states: North Carolina, South Carolina and Colorado.