The Pest Management Foundation scholarship program launched in 2018 and provides up to five $2,000 scholarships annually for outstanding students interested in urban entomology. It identifies and rewards the best and brightest minds in undergraduate and graduate programs across the nation, supporting the next generation of urban entomologists who will become part of the pest management industry in the future.
This year’s scholarship recipients are:
- Alexander Blumenfeld, who is pursuing a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- Johnalyn Gordon, who is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
- Allison Johnson, who is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
- Jamora Hamilton, who is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina, Chapel, N.C.
- Seun Oladipupo, who is pursuing a Ph.D. at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
The Pest Management Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, affiliated with the NPMA, the industry’s only national trade group. The Pest Management Foundation has been in existence for more than 40 years, and has funded urban entomology research projects at universities nationwide.
Its vision is to make life better by protecting food, health, property and brands for the well-being of all people and communities by advancing the pest management industry through education, research, and outreach.
Its mission is to grow Pest Management Foundation resources through fundraising and thoughtful investing in order to support education, research, and outreach in urban entomology and structural pest management across North America and foster collaboration between industry and the research community.