Interstate Pest Management Scholarship Fund

Interstate Pest Management has been a trusted name in pest control in the Vancouver and Portland areas for over 50 years. What sets us apart is our dedication to exceeding expectations while protecting the environment. We understand and value the key roles each creature plays in our ecosystem, which is why we practice Integrated Pest Management techniques. We recognize that advancements in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, entomology, environmental engineering, plant sciences, environmental sciences, green technology, and related fields all start with a focus on education. We are always looking for ways to foster growth and opportunity within the industry and the communities we serve.


Brad Thorstenson, President of Interstate Pest Management, has created a merit-based scholarship fund for individuals seeking undergraduate or graduate-level education in environmental studies or related fields. The scholarship will be awarded based on:

  1. Passion for the environment and advancement of green technology

  2. Academic excellence

  3. Pursuit of education in environmental studies at an accredited college or university

  4. Attending an academic institution in Washington or Oregon

The student who shows all four of these qualifications will be awarded $500 for the 2017 academic year. The scholarship will last for the duration of one year and be paid directly to the winning candidate to use towards tuition and board during the fall semester.

Application Procedure:

Complete the official application form and send in with your letter of intent.

Letter of Intent: 350-500 words describing the career path you plan to seek after graduation, passion for your intended field and any relevant experience within the industry, and what inspired you to pursue your intended career path.

Provide an official transcript from the school in which the applicant is currently enrolled. Submit one faculty letter of recommendation in addition to your personal letter of intent including the three talking points mentioned above. Submit all information by mail to:

Attn: Brad Thorstenson
Interstate Pest Management
1301 Elm Street 
Kelso, WA 98626

Deadline:

Application with required documents must be received by Interstate Pest Management by midnight on June 2nd, 2017. Scholarship will be awarded by August 31st, 2017.

Please direct all questions to interstatepest@gmail.com.


Privacy Policy:

Interstate Pest Management is located at 1301 Elm Street in Kelso, WA and 211 SE Madison St, Suite 10, in Portland, OR. We do not collect any information from you unless you submit an application and any information obtained through the application is used for scholarship purposes only. We will not sell your information to a third party. We will only contact you about the scholarship.