THE PEST CONTROL OPERATORS OF CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
The Pest Control Operators of California is a non-profit trade association whoís prime objective is to encourage interest and participation in the Pest Control Industry. The association is broadly involved in educational and training programs to both the consumer and trade industry level. Founded in 1942 the membership of PCOC has grown from 120 then to itís current number over 1,600, bringing together business owners, employees, support industries and other related interests to better the level of professionalism within our own ranks.
Why the scholarship?
The structural pest control industry serves a vital role in maintaining and improving the quality of life in our day-to-day surroundings, by keeping the environment we live in clear of insects and vermin that can invade the places we dwell and contaminate the food we eat. In order to develop a better quality industry we have to reach out to the youth of America to let them become aware of our trade as a viable career move that has itís own rewards while contributing to society. This scholarship is a step in that direction, raising the level of awareness that we have a viable industry that is waiting for good people to join its ranks.
The Pest Control Operators of California Scholarship Foundation, a 501(C) 3 charitable corporation was formed in 1998. The goal of the foundation is to provide scholarships to deserving students who seek to further their education after high school.
Scholarship applications go out in December and usually must be returned around the first of March.