Pest Management Foundation creates 3 scholarships


June 12, 2024

Pest Management FoundationThe Pest Management Foundation has created three scholarships as part of its new endowed scholarship program.

The foundation announced the endowed scholarship program at PestWorld 2022 to allow donors to establish a scholarship fund custom named for individuals, companies or organizations. Recipient criteria is determined by the donor and flexible to each award. Gifts may be paid all at once, or throughout a five-year period. Donors must meet a minimum of $25,000 to establish an endowed scholarship.

The three new scholarships are the Jim Ogle Scholarship, NPMA Bright Futures Scholarship and the Dr. Phil Koehler Scholarship.

  • The Jim Ogle Scholarship, endowed by James Ogle, was created by the Ogle family to help further pest management research and entomology in college education. The scholarship reflects Jim Ogle’s belief in education and quality training for his company, Lloyd Pest Control.
  • The NPMA Bright Futures Scholarship, endowed by the National Pest Management Association, is a $1,000 annual award, honoring the past presidents of the association. The scholarship attempts to support and inspire the next generation of pest management professionals by carrying on the legacy of the association and driving progress in the pest management industry.
  • The Dr. Phil Koehler Scholarship is endowed by Jerry Gahlhoff, who hoped to honor Dr. Koehler’s legacy by providing financial assistance to students who choose to pursue pest management. Now retired, Dr. Koehler, a Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer (Class of 2015),┬áspent his career supporting and developing students in urban entomology.

The scholarships represent a commitment to the development of the next generation of pest management professionals. Donors support students pursuing higher education as well as parents and families working in the pest management industry.

All applications for the upcoming year will open on Oct. 1. Application details can be found at


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Julia was an intern at North Coast Media, PMP's parent company, during summer 2024 where she contributed as a writer. Julia studies Multimedia Journalism and Political Science at Loyola University Chicago.

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