The Pestnet Future Entomologist Scholarship is an opportunity for students pursuing their dream of becoming an entomologist to receive a $500 scholarship. To apply, students need to submit a 400-1,000 word essay along with their contact information. The suggested topics for the essay include the student's passion and commitment to entering the field of entomology, challenges overcome in pursuing the dream, the type of entomologist they want to be and why, a fun and interesting story related to entomology, goals in the next 5-10 years related to the entomologist field, and what the scholarship means to them and how they plan to give back.
Here are some FAQs about the scholarship:
1. When is the scholarship awarded?
The Future Entomologist Scholarship will be awarded in August.
2. What are the eligibility requirements?
Students enrolled in a college, university, related specialty school, or other training program related to the field of entomology are eligible. Prospective students striving to attend an entomology-related curriculum are also eligible.
3. How are essays judged?
Essays are judged based on creativity, specificity, and basic grammar. The scholarship is looking for future entomologists, pediatric entomologists, or other entomology professionals with a vision to help others and the entomology community.
4. What information do I need to provide?
A minimum amount of personal information is needed to verify the submission and provide Pestnet with a means of contact should the applicant become a scholarship recipient.
5. What scholarship awards are available? How do I redeem a scholarship?
The winner will receive a $500 scholarship paid directly to the scholarship recipient's college or university.
Essay entry for the scholarship begins on March 15.