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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Pi Chi Omega, national entomology fraternity, announced that it has awarded five student scholarships totaling $11,000.

The scholarship program aims to support full-time university students engaged in urban and industrial pest management studies. The objective of Pi Chi Omega’s scholarship program is to encourage and assist students to prepare for careers in pest management.

Desiree Straubinger, chair of the Scholarship Committee, said, “The 2021 scholarship applicants were high caliber, making the scholarship committee’s decision extremely difficult. All of the students who applied will make a huge impact on the future of the pest control industry.”

The five students who were awarded scholarships in 2021 are as follows:

John Osmun Scholarship: Madison Gits, Purdue University ($3,000)

Founders Endowment Scholarship: Morgan Wilson, Virginia Tech ($2,000)

• Alain VanRyckeghem Memorial Scholarship: Johnalyn Gordon, University of Kentucky ($2000)

• Austin Freshman Scholarship: Maria Gonzalez-Morales, North Carolina State University ($2,000)

• Norm Ehmann Scholarship: Christopher Hayes, North Carolina State University ($2,000)

This year marks 45 years that Pi Chi Omega has proved financial scholarships that support formal education within the field of entomology.

Pi Chi Omega also announced in its newsletter that the Norm Ehmann Scholarship Fund has been bolstered thanks to generous donations from John Adams, former owner of Adams Pest Control Pty Ltd in South Melbourne, Australia. Adams recently made a $30,000 donation to the fund, which came on the heels of a $20,000 donation he made in 2019. His contributions will allow Pi Chi Omega to solidify the Norm Ehmann Scholarship as a perpetual scholarship.

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