Georgia Pest Control Association

Burnett Scholarship

The Glenn Burnett Scholarship was established in the early ’80s. Since 1986, over $111,000 has been awarded to GPCA members’ children to support their attendance at a college or university.

Named after Glenn Burnett who dedicated more than 20 years of service to the association, the scholarship program has continued to grow in participation and funding through the years. Funded from the interest on invested funds and a portion of the proceeds from the annual charity golf tournament, the program is well established and an integral part of GPCA member services.

Online Application

Each of the winners will receive a $1000 scholarship to use toward their college education.
Eligibility Requirements:
960 SAT or 28 ACT

3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average

a. Parent or legal guardian must be presently employed and have been for at least three (3) years by a licensed pest control firm or firms which is an active or allied member, in good standing of the Georgia Pest Control Association, and has been for more than three years.

b. Applicant must have been accepted to be a full-time (14 hours either quarter or semester) undergraduate student at a college, university, or technical college which has been accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges.

c. Have at least a 3.0 high school cumulative grade point average (equivalent to a B average) and a 960 SAT or 28 ACT score.

d. Application for the Glenn H. Burnett Scholarship must be completed along with a letter of recommendation from the licensed PCO of the GPCA member firm and received by the Executive Director of the Georgia Pest Control Association on or before May 15 of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.

e. Completed Application

f. Letter of recommendation from licensed PCO or allied member of GPCA member firm.

g. Copy of most recent official school transcript

h. Letter of school acceptance if entering freshman or changing schools 


Russell Scholarship

The Bob Russell Entomology Scholarship was established in 2005 to honor long-time and dedicated leader Robert M. Russell. It was Mr. Russell’s vision in the 1980s to seek an Urban Entomology Program at the University of Georgia. This scholarship honors his memory and will serve to encourage those students who seek to pursue Entomology as a course of study. The program is funded by the interest earned from a trust fund established by the Russell family and Bob's friends who contributed memorial gifts to honor him. Additionally, the GPCA Charity Golf Tournament contributes to the fund.

The Georgia Pest Control Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to a student who is enrolled in the Entomology Program at the University of Georgia.

Online Application

To apply, applicants should complete the following application and attach a 250-word essay answering,


“How do you plan to incorporate pest control into your career plans?”

To qualify:

  • You must be enrolled in at least one entomology class to qualify
  • Complete the essay
  • Complete the application form
  • Return to the GPCA office

For more information, please call the GPCA office at 770-417-1881.