The Pest Management Foundation has five new scholarships as part of its new endowed scholarship program.
First announced at National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) PestWorld 2022 in Boston, Mass., the foundation’s new 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.
The new scholarships are:
All-American Pest Control Steam Trailblazer Scholarship
The All-American Pest Control STEAM Trailblazer Scholarship is a distinguished program that honors and empowers outstanding young women with a drive to excel in science, technology, engineering, arts or mathematics (STEAM). This scholarship is a platform to uplift young women who embody All-American’s core values of servant leadership, thoughtful innovation, respectfulness, teamwork and reliability while nurturing their passion for STEAM education. All-American Pest Control is a female-led company and aims to celebrate and support one remarkable female individual as they pursue a career in STEAM. The application opens Oct. 1, 2023.
Arrow Exterminators Endowed Scholarship
Arrow Exterminators established this $25,000 scholarship program that will carry the Arrow name into the future in perpetuity. This scholarship will be awarded annually and reflect Arrow’s commitment to the industry. It is designed to be complimentary to existing scholarships within Arrow and the industry.
Emily and Hugh Kendrick Family Scholarship
The Emily & Hugh Kendrick Family Scholarship is designed to be awarded to a student from one of the Kendrick family’s home states of Georgia (Emily Thomas Kendrick), Wyoming (Hugh Cumming Kendrick), or from their adopted state of Colorado.
“We remain bullish about the future growth of this great industry and we’re committed to the development of the next generation of pest management professionals through the support of students pursuing higher education,” Emily Thomas Kendrick, CEO of Arrow Exterminators and treasurer of NPMA, said in the news release.
Joe Thomas Endowed Scholarship
Arrow Exterminators also established this scholarship program that will carry the name of Arrow’s owner and visionary, Joe Thomas, into the future in perpetuity. The year 2022 represented the 50th year that Thomas, a Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer (Class of 2009), has been serving the pest management industry, and Arrow is honored to establish this scholarship in his honor. This scholarship will be awarded annually to reflect Arrow’s commitment to the industry and is designed to be complimentary to existing scholarships within Arrow and the industry.
Sprague Pest Solutions Scholarship
Sprague Pest Solutions endowed the Sprague Pest Solutions Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student each year whose studies focus on urban entomology, rodentology or biological sciences.
These new endowed scholarships join the three programs previously announced:
- The Bruce and Evelyn Bowman Scholarship, endowed by Bowman Termite and Pest Management
- The New Jersey Pest Management Association Pest Professional Stewardship Scholarship, endowed by the New Jersey Pest Management Association
- The Daniel J. & Robert E. Klein Scholarship, endowed by Andrew Klein
All applications for the upcoming year will open on Oct. 1, 2023. Further details on applying for these scholarships can be found at www.npmapestworld.org/endowed.