Sprague Pest Solutions awards 3 scholarships


July 21, 2022


Sprague Pest Solutions scholarship winner Derek Strahan holds his scholarship check. PHOTO: SPRAGUE PEST SOLUTIONS

Tacoma, Wash.-based Sprague Pest Solutions announced the three recipients of its 2022 scholarships.

The company created the Sprague Pest Solutions Scholarship to expand its commitment to continuing education.

The fund assists Sprague Pest Solutions employees and their children in their pursuits of traditional postsecondary education, technical or vocational training. This year’s three recipients will share a $10,000 pool — an increase of $5,000 from 2021 — for their continuing education pursuits.

The 2022 scholarship recipients include:

  • Nicholas Monterroza of Los Angeles, Calif. He is the son of Antonio Monterroza, a route manager in Sprague’s Los Angeles branch. Monterroza will be attending California State University at Northridge in the fall.
  • Cole Peloquin of Tacoma, Wash. He is the son of Rick and Alexis Peloquin. Rick is the Tacoma branch manager and Alexis is a sales liaison at Sprague corporate headquarters. Peloquin will attend either Bates Technical College or Pierce Technical College.
  • Derek Strahan of Puyallup, Wash. He is the son of Christopher Strahan, a route manager in the Tacoma branch. Strahan will continue his studies at Western Washington University.

Cole Peloquin was one of the three Sprague Pest Solutions scholarship recipients. PHOTO: SPRAGUE PEST SOLUTIONS

“Sprague’s culture has created an environment that emphasizes ongoing learning environment and whole-person development,” said Leila Haas, director of people operations, MA PHR SHRM-CP. “The scholarship program is another avenue for Sprague team members and their families to act on and achieve their educational aspirations.”

Scholarship applicants were asked to submit an essay describing what they have done to give back to their community, what has been there most significant accomplishment and how it impacted their life and how they intend to use the scholarship to advance their skills, knowledge and abilities as they pursue their education. A select committee of Sprague Pest Solutions employees reviewed the applications.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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