Scholarships & Awards

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

Annual Scholarship Information

2022 Scholarship

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.

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 2022.
  • Priority will be given to students at the junior or senior standing in the fall of 2022.
  • 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 previously).

Applicants should submit a completed application form and copies of their transcripts. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY NO LATER THAN MAY 6, 2022 and submitted with required letters of recommendation so that the committee can make final selections. Application mailing address: Stanley W. Strew Educational Fund, Inc. C/O CAPCA, 555 University Ave #260, Sacramento, California 95825. OR email application and materials to scholarship@capca.com 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 scholarship@capca.com

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

Ventura Chapter Awards $6,000 in Scholarships for 2021

Congratulations to the Chapter Scholarship Recipients!

Enrique Rodriguez
Agri-Business-CSU Chico 
Enrique recently completed his Associate Degree in Agriculture Business at Ventura College where he held the position of President of the Ventura College Agriculture Ambassadors.  In the Fall, he will continue his education at CSU Chico to pursue his degree in Agriculture Business. Outside of college, Enrique still finds time to contribute to his community by actively participating in the Santa Paula FFA and the Santa Paula Optimist Club.

 

Julia Fernández
Agricultural Sciences-Cornell University 
Julia currently serves as an Agricultural Science Ambassador and a member of the Cornell University Dairy Club while completing her degree in Agricultural Sciences. She held multiple positions in the ag industry including work for the Ventura Ag Commissioner’s Office, Rebecca Nelson Plant Pathology Lab, and New York FFA. Upon graduation, Julia plans to pursue a career in ag policy.

 

Kayla Reiman
Agriculture and Environmental Plant Sciences-Cal Poly SLO 
Kayla plans to obtain a CCA and PCA license and pursue a career in plant breeding and vegetable production. She is currently interning for Rijk Zwaan Seeds and previously interned for AGRX as a field scout. While completing her degree, Kayla serves as the Cal Poly Crops Club president and works for the school horse barn.

 

Diego Briceno
Natural Science/Agricultural Science-Oxnard College 
Diego became interested in agriculture after working for a local berry grower and learning many of the essential duties on the farm. He plans to earn a Masters in Agricultural Sciences and pursue a career in strawberry production. While working on his undergraduate degree, Diego plays for the college soccer team and practices guitar.

Desert Valleys Chapter Awards $5,000 in Scholarships for 2021

Congratulations to the Chapter Scholarship Recipients!

On behalf of the Desert Valley’s Chapter of the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) Scholarship Committee I would like to announce the winners of the 2021 scholarships.
Each year our chapter awards two scholarships to deserving students who reside in the desert areas of Southern California and/or Western Arizona. The Desert Valleys Chapter includes members from Coachella, Imperial, Bard and Blythe Valleys of California, as well as the Yuma, Gila, Dome, Wellton-Mohawk and Parker Valleys of Arizona.

One $2,000 scholarship is specifically for a graduating senior high school student and with an interest in the field of agriculture including agronomy, entomology, soils, or related fields with the objective of a career in pest management, agronomy, plant breeding or farming.

One $2,000 scholarship is specifically for a college student who has an interest in the field of agriculture including agronomy, entomology, soils, or related fields with the objective of a career in pest management, agronomy, plant breeding or farming.

The third scholarship opportunity is the Bob Chan Memorial Scholarship. Bob Chan was involved in Imperial Valley agribusiness for over fifty years – including positions as a produce packing inspector, grower, and fertilizer salesperson. In the mid-1970’s he started his long career as a pest control adviser, which led Bob to being one of the founding fathers of CAPCA. After Bob’s death in December 2017, his family in association with the Desert Valleys Chapter of CAPCA established the CAPCA Desert Valleys Chapter Bob Chan Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving college student from the Imperial Valley. This scholarship is specifically for someone who has an interest in the field of agriculture including agronomy, entomology, soils, or related fields with the objective of a career in pest management, agronomy, plant breeding or farming.

Jesus Andrade
Jesus was awarded the 2022 CAPCA College Student Scholarship.

Alexandra Veysey
Alexandra was awarded the 2022 CAPCA High School Student Scholarship.

Donald Benedict
Donald was awarded the 2022 CAPCA Bob Chan Memorial Scholarship.