Pest Management Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

The Pest Management Foundation has awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to five university students studying urban entomology at schools across the United States.  The Pest Management Foundation Scholarship Program 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 our industry in the future.

The 2019 Pest Management Foundation Scholarship recipients are:

  • Sudip Gaire, PhD Candidate, Purdue University
  • Maria Gonzalez, PhD Candidate, North Carolina State University
  • Allison Johnson, PhD Candidate, University of Georgia
  • Joanne King, PhD Candidate, Texas A&M University
  • Tarolyn Plumley, Undergraduate Student, University of Florida

Each year, the Pest Management Foundation awards up to five scholarships, not to exceed $2,000 each, to students at accredited entomology programs at U.S. colleges or universities. Currently enrolled undergraduate (junior or senior year) or graduate students majoring in entomology and focused on urban pest management are eligible. Students must have completed at least two semesters of study, and be full time students in good academic standing. Only one scholarship is  awarded per college or university each year.

The Pest Management Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission and purpose is to advance the pest management industry through education, research, and outreach. The Pest Management Foundation is a charitable organization affiliated with the National Pest Management Association, the industry’s only national trade group. The Foundation has been in existence for more than 50 years and has funded urban entomology research projects at universities nationwide. For more information about the Foundation visit www.NPMAfoundation.org, or contact jfredericks@pestworld.org.