Arthur Toedtman Memorial Scholarship

Arthur Toedtman Scholarship

Each year, the IPCA awards the Arthur Toedtman Memorial Scholarships to one or more students who are involved with the pest control industry, or whose parents, guardians, or close relatives are employed by an IPCA member company.

The 2020 Arthur Toedtman Scholarship deadline has now passed, thank you to everyone who submitted applications.

 

Congratulations to our 2020 winners!

Each year, the IPCA awards the Arthur Toedtman Memorial Scholarships to one or more students who are involved with the pest control industry, or whose parents, guardians, or close relatives are employed by an IPCA member company. This year, the IPCA board presented 6 scholarships to deserving applicants who’s impressive academic and personal achievements were well deserving of this annual award.

 

Aaron Blue

My name is Aaron Blue and I am Junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign studying Integrative Biology Honors and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. Here at school I have grown a lot more than I could have even realized. From meeting new friends, joining organizations, and actively pursuing a degree that I know I can use for the rest of my life, the advancement I have made personally is unfathomable. Personally, I think my favorite memory so far from school is taking an ice-skating class with my friends. I never thought that I could even stand up, but by the end of the class I was even able to do basic jumps! I am very excited to see what these next two years have in store for me and want to thank everyone involved in receiving IPCA’s Arthur Toedtman Memorial Scholarship Award. Here’s to a great schooling experience!
     
  

Andrew Blue

I am 21 years old from Jacksonville, IL, and a junior at Illinois College where I plan to obtain a major in Mathematics and a minor in Economics. I have always had a love for mathematics and plan to apply it to a career in statistics and data analytics. For right now though, I devote part of my days to a part-time job as a bank teller, and some evenings to tutoring high school students in mathematics. I also have a passion for choral music and singing with others. When I can find time, I enjoy writing and singing music both solo and with others. I am a firm believer that math-oriented minds are musical minds.
     
 

Tanya Mudd

My name is Tanya Mudd, and l live in Cerro Gordo, Il. I have lived in the same house off and on my entire life. This house has been in my family for forty-five years. I have a 15yr old son, who is my world, his name is Dalton, who I am now raising in the same house that I was raised in. I worked at Scotty’s Pest Control in Decatur, IL for ten years. I learned a lot working for Scotty, he was a kind man that showed me a world that is behind the scenes as well as unappreciated. Scotty helped me to become the educated driven individual that I am today. Working in pest control has given me the insight that most people do not have when going in to a career change as I am doing. I am working to become a chef and hope to open my own establishment someday. Whether it be a small restaurant or a nice little grocery store, pest control has taught me the importance of sanitation before I even stepped into a kitchen. I am thankful for the opportunities that this position has provided for me. 
     
 

Logan Novak

Logan Novak is a Computer Science major at Valparaiso University. He has lived in Michigan City, Indiana his whole life. When he’s not working on projects for school, you can find him tutoring students in math, playing video games with his friends or listening to music. Some of his interests include math, biking and traveling. One interesting fact about him is that he collects video game consoles. He currently owns seven of them and plans to get an additional console this year. During the summer, he works as a pest control technician at Franklin Pest Solutions. After graduation, Logan plans to pursue a career in software engineering or IT.  

     
 

Kyle Ritenour?

My name is Kyle Ritenour and I am the recipient of the Arthur Toedman pest control scholarship. I work full time for Rapid Pest Solutions and I’ve been working there for about four years. I plan on working here until I can retire. I’m going part time to college to finish out with a bachelor's degree in business administration. I used to take martial arts in my spare time. But since work, school and my normal life are so busy. I don’t have time for any extracurricular activities. But, I do plan on going back to martial arts when I graduate from college. 

     
 

Grace Smith

Grace Smith is a recent graduate of Jacksonville High School. She is the daughter of Shawn Smith and granddaughter of Everett and Linda Schofield. Grace is currently attending Illinois State University studying Acting with the School of Theatre and Dance. She aspires to pursue a career in the theatrical arts, either touring the world performing shows professionally or working at Disney World. Throughout Jr. High and High School, she has worked both on stage and off in multiple theatrical productions across the central Illinois area. She has also gotten the privilege to work alongside her grandfather, owner of Schofield’s Pest Control, and help out with the business. Everett has taught her so much about the pest control/business world and life lessons that she will never forget. Grace would like to thank God, the ICPA for this great honor, her amazing mother and grandmother for all of their encouragement, and she would like to thank her grandfather for the opportunities to work alongside him and for teaching her to be in the moment and chase her dreams no matter what anyone tells her. Grace is so honored to be receiving this scholarship and cannot wait to further her education at Illinois State University. 

 

More information on the 2021 scholarship will be posted soon. For questions, contact coordinator@ipcaonline.org

 

Congratulations to our 2019 winners!

Each year, the IPCA awards the Arthur Toedtman Memorial Scholarships to one or more students who are involved with the pest control industry, or whose parents, guardians, or close relatives are employed by an IPCA member company. This year, the IPCA board presented 4 scholarships to deserving applicants who’s impressive academic and personal achievements were well deserving of this annual award.

 

Claudia Chambers

Claudia is a junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she is double-majoring in chemistry and psychology.
     
  

Ashley Govig

Ashley is starting her freshman year at the University of Tampa where she will be majoring in marine science. 
     
 

Kyle Ritenour

Kyle will be starting his freshman year at Ivy Tech Community College where he will major in small business management. 
     
 

Sarah Slaughter

Sarah is a junior at Bethune-Cookman University where she is majoring in music education.

 

LOCAL MEETINGS & EVENTS
 

November 17, 2020 
IPCA Pest Academy 3-Credit Virtual November Workshop

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December 2-3, 2020
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