PWIPM Professional Empowerment Grant

PWIPM is accepting nominations for their annual Professional Empowerment Grant. This grant will be awarded to one female who is interested in advancing or securing a career in pest management. This grant may be used by the recipient to defer costs related to advancing their career or education in the pest management industry. The grant will be a minimum of $1000. It also includes free registration and an additional $1,000 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association's PestWorld in Seattle, WA in October 2016. The successful recipient(s) will be notified by September 1, 2016.

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Minimum requirements:

  1. Female currently employed in pest management industry
  2. Minimum of 2 years experience in the industry

To be submitted:

  1. Resume with work experience outlined in the pest management industry
  2. Essay (to be no more than 2 pages long (500-1000 words, see below)
  3. 2 letters of recommendation (sealed and signed by author)

Essay Questions:

  1. What future changes as a female do you anticipate in the pest management industry?
  2. How does your practical experience or interest in advancing your career in the pest management industry qualify you for this grant and how will the grant money enable you to further your career?

Letters of recommendation should comment on the student's goals and motivation and answer the following questions:

  1. Does the applicant have a strong interest in the pest management industry?
  2. What steps has the applicant taken to prepare/advance her career in the pest management industry?

Finalist Requirements:

The grant recipient will be required to submit an article (no more than 500 words) to PWIPM within 90 days of receipt outlining the benefit of the grant, how the funds will be used and progress being made in her career objectives.

Submit all required documents in one envelope by the August 15, 2016 deadline to:

Allie Taisey, BCE
Professional Women in Pest Management
c/o NPMA
10460 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

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