NSPCA Ward Combs Scholarship



The NSPCA has established a scholarship to be awarded to a minimum of two students who are involved with the pest control industry, or whose parents, guardians, or close relatives are employed by an NSPCA member company. All application packets must be submitted by April 15, 2021.

Guidelines for the Scholarship:

  1. The student applying for the scholarship must be at least one of the following:
    • A direct relative of an owner or an employee of a pest control business, and a member in good standing of the Nebraska State Pest Control Association. To be inclusive of son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchild, wife or husband of the owner or the owner (him or herself).
    •  It shall not include the following: brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces or nephews unless they are employed in the business
  2. The student applying for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:
    • The applicant must be a graduating senior, current college student, or have passed a high school equivalency examination indicating the completion of high school.
    • The applicant must be a resident of Nebraska.
  3. The scholarship check will be made payable to the institution chosen by the recipient.
  4. The applicant must be attending one of the following institutions:
    • An accredited University, State College, Community College, Vocational, Business/Liberal Arts school.
    • Mini-workshops or courses will not qualify for the scholarship.

A minimum of two individual scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.00 each.

Applications must be received by April 15, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET.

Required Documents:

  • Application
  • College Acceptance Letter
  • Transcript
  • 2 Letters of Recommendations

Questions can be sent via email to nspca@pestworld.org.


NSPCA 2020 Ward Combs Scholarship Recipient: Alyvia Krueger

The Nebraska State Pest Control Association (NSPCA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 NSPCA Ward Combs Scholarship Program, Alyvia Krueger. Our scholarship recipient was selected on the basis of her academic record, demonstrated leadership and career aspirations.

“As a young woman raised in an agriculture dependent state, I've seen how quickly a disaster can impact lives," said Alyvia Krueger. "Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that I would use my education to improve agricultural technology and the lives of the people that profit from it. Receiving an education is never easy, but with the help of gracious and kind associations, and the people that are a part of them, I am able to afford to pay for an incredible education to achieve my goals. I am beyond grateful and thankful."  

NSPCA congratulates Ms. Krueger on her academic achievements and wishes her the best of luck in her future endeavors.

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