Seven Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association

The Education Foundation of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) recently awarded scholarships to seven students pursuing post-high school education programs.

The Foundation awarded a scholarship to Maria Gonzalez (pictured above with NCPMA President Clint Miller) to assist in the continuation of her studies at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Gonzalez is a graduate student studying Entomology. She is working on her PhD and is completing research focused on issues pertaining to cockroaches and bed bugs

The NCPMA Education Foundation awards $1,500 annually to a student attending North Carolina State University. The scholarship was presented at the NCPMA Pest Control Technician’s School in Durham in January 2020.

In addition, the NCPMA Education Foundation also awarded six Past President’s Scholarships to students pursuing post-high school degrees.





Ashley Terrell

Carolina Pest Management

Liberty University 

Makayla Roberts

A-1 Termite and Pest

North Carolina State University

Ansley Smith


East Carolina University

Ethan Davidson

Master Exterminators

Carolina College of Biblical Studies

Joseph Hall

McNeely Pest Control



Samantha Barber

Lake Norman Pest Control

Western Carolina University

The Past President’s Scholarship by the Education Foundation of the NCPMA was created in 2004 to help encourage and build the next generation of pest management professionals. Scholarships are awarded to owners or employees of NCPMA member companies and/or their family members including spouses, children and grandchildren. Preference is given to those who demonstrate an interest in pursuing careers in the pest management industry.

NCPMA has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships since 2005.