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Deadline to Apply Extended to July 31

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The Maryland State Pest Control Association (MSPCA) is pleased to offer the Fred Neil Scholarship. MSPCA Members and their children can apply for individual $1,000 awards to be put towards higher education.

The Fred Neil Scholarship is named for Fred Neil, the former Secretary of MSPCA, former editor of the MSPCA Newsletter, and an industry contributor who dedicated 35 years of unrelenting energy to the Association. Previously known as The Doug Sroka Scholarship, the MSPCA Board elected to rename the scholarship in honor of Fred's hard work, multi-decade contributions, and dedication. MSPCA believes in advancing education, and we want to support the hard work of MSPCA family members, or employees who are studying full-time at a college or university.

Individual applicants must meet certain requirements to apply:

  • Be a natural, adopted, or legal guardian child of a person who has worked full time a minimum of four (4) years for an active member of MSPCA, or be said employee who will be attending college or university full-time;
  • Be a citizen or a legal resident of the United States;
  • Be accepted as a full-time student or are already a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
  • Have at least a “B” high school grade average, GED equivalent, Minimum of 900 SAT score or a Minimum of 2.8 college GPA

Last, applicants should complete a 500-word essay on how their course of study will enrich the fabric of our society. Applicants should head to for the full application and more information about the scholarship.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is July 31, 2023. Selected applicants will be notified in early August of this year.

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Deadline Extended to July 31
for the Fred Neil Scholarship




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