Thrive Pest Control Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled or accepted into an accredited undergraduate program in the U.S.
    (This includes incoming freshmen)
  • Scholarship is open to all majors

Note: Only one submission is permitted per applicant. Previous winners will not be able to enter again

Scholarship Details

  • An award of $1,000 will be given out
  • This amount will be broken up into two deliverables
    • $500 will be given for the fall semester
    • $500 will be given for the spring semester
  • The funds awarded will be sent directly to the University for them to disburse

Submission Deadline

  • Fall Semester: 12:00 a.m. MDT on Saturday, October 31, 2020

All submitted essays will be reviewed by the Thrive Scholarship Committee. The scholarship winner will be selected and notified via email on Monday, November 30, 2020, for fall semester

How to Apply

Any student who meets the eligibility requirements is invited to apply for the Thrive Best Bug Scholarship. To apply, students must submit a 500+ word essay on one of the topics below. Essays should prioritize the use of statistics and research. We will only accept four submissions for each topic. Once the maximum submissions have been entered, the topic will disappear from the list, so do not delay in submitting your essay after you have written it!

Scholarship Rules

The funds from the scholarship must be used for tuition, books, university fees, housing, or other course-related expenses. Additionally when you submit an essay, you give full rights for Thrive Pest Control to publish the essay on their website. Thrive reserves the rights to edit or modify the essay before and after it is posted.

Essay Topics

  • Where bed bugs hide in the home
  • Why ticks are so dangerous to humans and pets
  • Which scents keep mosquitoes away from your home
  • Natural rodent repellents in the home
  • Top mosquito-borne illnesses in the U.S.
  • Are Garter Snakes dangerous?
  • Why bees are important for the ecosystem
  • Signs of raccoons terrorizing your home
  • What are woodchucks?
  • How to tell if the winged insects in your home are ants or termites
  • What is the biggest bug in the U.S.?
  • Which spiders in the U.S. are venomous?
  • What’s the difference between yellow jackets and wasps?
  • Which insects eat clothes?
  • Are daddy long leg spiders poisonous?
  • Are millipedes poisonous?
  • Do flies really vomit on food when they land?
  • Can fleas pass from pets to humans?
  • How to remove fruit flies from your kitchen
  • How to get rid of possums in the attic
  • Opossum vs. possum
  • Do stink bugs actually stink?
  • How to keep deer from eating your flowers
  • How to get rid of woodpeckers
  • What do snake holes look like?

Saturday, October 31, 2020

White Corners: Financial Aid: Scholarships
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

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