Educational Programs

VPMA Scholarship Programs

VPMA Virginia Tech Scholarship

VPMA offers renewable scholarship awards in the spring and fall semesters to undergraduate and graduate students at Virginia Tech whose studies are focused in the field of structural pest management. This scholarship is intended to recognize those superior students whose research and extension activities have benefited (or will benefit) the pest management industry. The objective of the scholarship is to encourage these students to prepare for careers in urban pest management.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicant must be enrolled at Virginia Tech at the time of the awarding of the scholarship. High school seniors may apply however, they may not receive the award unless they are enrolled at Virginia Tech at the time of the awarding of the scholarship.
  2. Applicant must be a full-time student.
  3. Applicant should be enrolled in a program that stresses the technical aspects of structural pest control.

Click here to learn about the application process, provisions and to obtain an application for the Spring 2020 VPMA Virginia Tech Scholarship.

VPMA Statewide Scholarship

The VPMA offers renewable scholarship awards in the spring and fall semesters to undergraduate and graduate students whose studies are focused in the field of structural pest management. This scholarship is intended to recognize those superior students whose research and extension activities have benefited (or will benefit) the pest management industry. The objective of the scholarship is to encourage these students to prepare for careers in urban pest management.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicant must be enrolled at Virginia Tech at the time of the awarding of the scholarship. High school seniors may apply however, they may not receive the award unless they are enrolled at Virginia Tech at the time of the awarding of the scholarship.
  2. Applicant must be a full-time student.
  3. Applicant should be enrolled in a program that stresses the technical aspects of structural pest control.

Application Process:

  1. Complete and submit an application form.
  2. Submit a current curriculum vita or resume.
  3. Submit a one-page, double-spaced essay describing how your studies, research and work will contribute to the structural pest management industry in Virginia.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty advisors and/or industry employers. The letters should address the applicant’s work ethic and progress in course work and research. The applicant’s participation in industry training programs and conferences should be included. Letters should also describe which aspects of structural pest management the applicant’s work emphasizes.

Click here to learn about the application process, provisions and to obtain an application for the Spring 2020 VPMA Statewide Scholarship.

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Pest Control has not been restricted in Virginia and has been declared an “Essential Service” in states surrounding Virginia.

Click here to read the full guidance document about each state's consideration of pest control services.
Below is an brief explanation for Virginia, followed by  links for letters that can be carried by technicians in Virginia and surrounding states.
In Virginia, pursuant to Gov. Northam's Executive Order 55 2.a on March 30, 2020, all public and private in-person gatherings of more than ten individuals are prohibited. This includes parties, celebrations, religious, or other social events, whether they occur indoor or outdoor. This restriction does not apply: a. To the operation of businesses not required to close to the public under Executive Order 53
Remember: You are not required to continue operations, but if you do you have the responsibility to follow CDC Guidelines on social distancing and disinfection of common surfaces, and in Virginia, you may not have a gathering of more than 10 people.
This information is normally preserved for members of VPMA, but during this pandemic that efffects the entire Industry VPMA is making information available to all PMPs. As a member based organization we rely on our members to fund the efforts of VPMA. If you are not a member, please consider joining.

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