More than 33 years ago, the Georgia Pest Control Association established a scholarship program for members’ children. It was a way to enhance the value of being a member of GPCA and also emphasize the importance of family which has been a mainstay throughout our Association’s history. Since 1986, over $113,000.00 has been awarded to GPCA members’ children to support their attendance at a Georgia college or university. Funding for the Burnett Scholarship comes from a portion of the revenue collected at the GPCA Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

Each of the winners will receive a $1000 scholarship to use toward their college education.

Eligibility Requirements:

1300 SAT or 28 ACT
3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average

a. Parent or legal guardian must presently be employed and have been for at least three (3) years by a licensed pest control firm which is an active or allied member, in good standing of the Georgia Pest Control Association and has been for more than three years.

b. Applicant must have been accepted or be a full time (15 hours either quarter or semester) undergraduate student at a college or university within the State of Georgia which has been accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges.

c. Have at least a 3.0 high school cumulative grade point average (equivalent to a B average) and a 1300 combine SAT score.

d. Application for Glenn H. Burnett Scholarship must be completed along with a letter of recommendation from the licensed PCO of the GPCA member firm and received by the Executive Director of the Georgia Pest Control Association on or before April 15.

The deadline for the 2019 scholarship applications is April 15, 2019.

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The Bob Russell Entomology Scholarship was established in the 2005 to honor long-time and dedicated leader Robert M. Russell. It was Mr. Russell’s vision in the 1980s to seek an Urban Entomology Program at the University of Georgia. This scholarship honors his memory and will serve to encourage those students who seek to pursue Entomology as a course of study. The program is funded by the interest earned from a trust fund established by the Russell family and Bobs friends who contributed memorial gifts to honor him. Additionally, the GPCA Charity Golf Tournament contributes to the fund.

The Georgia Pest Control Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to a student who is enrolled in the Entomology Program at the University of Georgia. The scholarship will be awarded on August 1, 2019 for the fall semester.

To apply, applicants should complete the following application and attach a 250 word essay answering,

“How do you plan to incorporate pest control into your career plans?”

To qualify:

  • You must be enrolled in at least one entomology class to qualify
  • Complete the essay
  • Complete the application form
  • Return to the GPCA office by June 1, 2019

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For more information, please call the GPCA office at 770-417-1881.