The Pest Management Foundation established a new endowed scholarship program spearheaded by the funding of three scholarships available in 2023.
First announced at the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) PestWorld 2022, the foundation’s endowed scholarship program allows donors to establish an endowed scholarship that can be custom named for individuals, companies, or organizations. Criteria for scholarship awards are flexible and also determined by the donor. The minimum gift to establish an endowed scholarship is $25,000 and gifts may be paid all at once, or over a five-year period.
Since the program was announced, three scholarships have been fully funded:
- The Bruce and Evelyn Bowman Scholarship
- The New Jersey Pest Management Association Pest Professional Stewardship Scholarship
- The Daniel J. and Robert E. Klein Scholarship
In addition, the foundation has received commitments from seven individuals or organizations to fund future scholarships.
The Bruce and Evelyn Bowman Scholarship, endowed by Bowman Termite and Pest Management, is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded by the Pest Management Foundation to a graduating high school senior each year in the state of Hawaii who has a parent or guardian working in pest management. The deadline for applications for this year’s scholarship was May 31, 2023.
The New Jersey Pest Management Association Pest Professional Stewardship Scholarship, endowed by the New Jersey Pest Management Association, is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating high school senior each year in the state of New Jersey entering the field of professional pest management who has a parent or guardian working in pest management. The deadline for applications for this year’s scholarship is June 15, 2023.
The Daniel J. and Robert E. Klein Scholarship was funded by Andrew Klein. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student graduating from high school entering college or trade school, or a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate college student majoring in any field with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The application period for this scholarship will open on Oct. 1, 2023.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Pest Management Foundation, I am thrilled to see such an overwhelming response to this program. These scholarships will further our mission to advance the industry through education, research, and outreach,” said Alfie Treleven, chair of the Pest Management Foundation Board of Trustees and chair and CEO of Sprague Pest Solutions in Tacoma, Wash.
Further details on applying for these scholarships can be found at www.npmapestworld.org/endowed.