Sprague Awards Inaugural Endowment Scholarship to University of Kentucky Student

TACOMA, Wash. – February 28, 2024 – Sprague is pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural Pest Management Foundation Sprague Pest Solutions Endowment Scholarship for the academic year 2023-2024. Among the deserving candidates, Ben Grady, Ph.D., a graduate student in the DeVries Urban Entomology Lab at the University of Kentucky, has been selected for his exemplary focus on urban entomology, rodentology, and biological sciences. Grady will receive a scholarship award of $1,000 to support his educational pursuits. 

Established in 2022, the Endowed Scholarship Program is part of the Pest Management Foundation’s commitment to fostering the next generation of professionals in the field. This scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate a passion for disciplines such as urban entomology, rodentology, or biological sciences. 

Ross Treleven, President of Sprague, expressed his pride in funding an endowment scholarship, “Education is fundamental to the growth and success of our industry and society as a whole. Congratulations to Ben Grady and all the recipients of this year’s scholarships. We are excited to see the positive impact they will make in the field of pest management.” 

In addition to the endowed scholarship, Sprague hosts a company scholarship program that enables team members and their families to apply for educational support – further demonstrating Sprague’s commitment to investing in its employees and the broader community. 

Sprague is honored to collaborate with the Pest Management Foundation in recognizing and supporting exceptional students like Ben Grady, who embody the spirit of innovation and excellence in pest management. 

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