At Insectek Pest Solutions (One of the top Pest Control Services in Arizona), we value education and the next generation of working citizens. That’s why we’re offering $2500 Insectek Scholarships as a way of giving back to the community.
Secondary education is incredibly important in today’s society, with many job applications requiring a Bachelor’s as a minimum. In 2020, the median earnings of those with a bachelor’s degree were 63 percent higher than those who completed high school ($36,600).
Today, our economy has a greater lack of skilled tradesmen compared to typical jobs performed by college graduates. College is not for everyone, but the skills learned in trade school are vital to the economy and our society.
Being equipped with trade skills provides meaningful ways to contribute to our community and can potentially increase someone’s earnings, leading to many more entrepreneurship opportunities.
Why are we offering scholarships?
“My parents and I are Chinese immigrants, and we moved here when I was about 4 years old. As immigrants, we didn’t have much access to the industries of corporate America for career options, especially since we didn’t have the funds for college education. Because of scholarship opportunities, a college education became obtainable for me, and I received a couple of scholarships that enabled me to achieve a BA in Business Management, even learning the skills I currently use to operate here at Insectek!
With our Insectek Scholarship program, I want to give back, to give that extra push and funding to make training and education obtainable – as it was made for me – that lead to career opportunities and help our community grow.”
Jenny McAvoy, Founder
Why are trade schools included?
“The burden of student loans isn’t appealing. With trade schools, you can find yourself paying only a third or less of what traditional colleges cost, finish sooner, and begin your career in no time.
After COVID, there’s been a huge demand for trade jobs, including painting, roofing, contractor work, pest control, and even more skilled trades like semiconductor work, electrical technician work, oil field work, and more. Your trade skill education and experience can even turn into an entrepreneurial endeavor in the future or help you get your foot in the door in starting a career in major industries.
We want to support tradespeople – they’re the ones who make the economy run, the ones who are repairing infrastructure, like when a hurricane strikes. Traditional college isn’t for everyone, some people are more adept with hands-on and technical skills instead in more traditional schooling and soft-skill industries, so we’re here to help aspiring trade school students as well.”
Ben McAvoy, Founder
How do you qualify for an Insectek Scholarship?
You must be a high school student in your senior year residing in Arizona with the following academic credentials:
- 3.0 GPA (for traditional college) with a transcript or other proof
- 2.5 GPA (for trade school) with a transcript or other proof
What is Included in the Scholarship?
Two $2500 scholarships are available every year for qualifying students. The scholarship is a one-time, non-recurring award for each individual who receives it.
One scholarship will be given to an applicant planning to attend a traditional college (community, university, junior), and the other will be offered to an applicant intending to attend a trade school.
How do I apply for the scholarship?
Create a video bio (minimum 3 minutes) of yourself sharing your personal story, goals, hobbies, activities, future plans, and what you plan to achieve with your education/degree upon completion.
Don’t be afraid to get creative!
Submissions OPEN on November 1st, 2023
Submissions CLOSE on April 19th, 2024
Winners will be announced on May 1st, 2024
Photo/Video Disclaimer: By submitting a video, you’re giving Insectek the right to share your video submission on the Insectek website to display our scholarship winners, as well as permission to take pictures of you and share them when you come to pick up your big check!
Submit your information below to get your application started. After you submit, we’ll send you an email with instructions to complete your application by uploading your video bio.
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The two recipients of the Insectek Scholarship will be determined by Insectek staff members and contacted upon completion of our vetting process.
We look forward to watching your submission!
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