Scholarships & Awards

CAPCA and its members are committed to investing in the education of the next generation of pest management professionals.

Annual Scholarship Information

One Stanley W. Strew scholarship opportunity is available for students interested in careers in the pest management industry. This scholarship is sponsored by the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) and administered by the Stanley W. Strew Educational Fund, Inc.

The CAPCA scholarship will provide $3,000 to a selected college student. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Stanley W. Strew Board of Trustees.

The application window for 2019 has closed, but will start again in January for 2020.

Generally, information will remain the same for next year:

Eligibility and Priority

  • Applications are available for students who are currently attending college in an agricultural/horticultural related field or who are entering or returning to college in an agricultural/horticultural related field in the fall of 2020.
  • Priority will be given to students at the junior or senior standing in the fall of 2020.
  • Master’s degree/ doctorate students are NOT eligible.
  • Students attending junior or community college ARE eligible.
  • Students who hold a DPR license (QAC, QAL, PCA etc.) ARE eligible.
  • Students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply annually (even if they have received the scholarship before).

Applicants should submit a completed application form and copies of their transcripts. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY NO LATER THAN MAY 1, 2020 and submitted with required letters of recommendation so that the committee can make final selections. Application are to be mailed to: Stanley W. Strew Educational Fund, Inc. C/O CAPCA, 2600 River Plaza Drive, Suite 250, Sacramento, California 95833. The student selected will be notified the second week of July.

If you have any questions, please contact CAPCA at (916) 928-1625 or email

The winner will be announced in July and featured in the August issue of the Adviser magazine.

Additional Scholarships & Opportunities

OneUSDA Internship Program

The OneUSDA Internship Program offers federal opportunities to students currently enrolled in qualifying educational programs or institutions. An internship with USDA will involve on-the-job experience, mentorship and training tailored to the student’s education, experience and interests.

In summer 2019, USDA will hire Pathways Interns in hundreds of locations across every state for the following occupational fields:
• Veterinary science
• Biological sciences (natural resources management, forestry, wildlife biology, fish biology, ecology, botany, rangeland management, recreation)
• Engineering
• Agribusiness, contracting, procurement and industry
• General administration and Office support

After choosing a geographic region and career path at, students simply follow links to to set up an account and apply to the internship.