Scholarships

Scholarships

If you have mosquito research scholarships for undergraduate or graduate level studies that you would like to post on this website, please contact amca@mosquito.org.

LOUISIANA


Lewis T. Graham - Student Research Award
Research topic: Any area of mosquito biology or control.

Eligible students: All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in public or private schools in the State of Louisiana are eligible to apply.

Award: $700 to be used for research or associated educational costs.

Contact: http://www.lmca.us

C. Lamar Meek - Memorial Scholarship
Research topic: Scholarship to one graduate student each year to promote and encourage research relating to mosquito biology or control.

Eligible students: Open to graduate students in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

Award: $1,500

Contact: http://www.lmca.us

Operational Research Fund
These grants provide seed money to researchers in building databases for the next level of research and/or to allow grantees to use data to encourage collaboration and leverage to further research.  Projects are generally completed within 1-2 years of funding.  Special attention is given to projects that are developing solutions to an identified vector-borne disease or mosquito control problem or need in Louisiana.  Preference will be given to projects that contribute directly to an improved public health climate in Louisiana.

Contact: http://www.lmca.us


MICHIGAN


Kenly Farrel Memorial Scholarship
Research topic: To assist a student financially towards a higher education in Natural Science or a related field.

Eligible students: College-bound high school senior or college undergraduate; Michigan resident.

Award: $1,000 First Place; $250 Second Place

Contact: (989) 894-4555 for more information or visit Kenly Farrel Memorial Scholarship.


William J. Lechel, II Memorial Scholarship
Research topic: To assist a student financially towards a higher education in Natural Science or a related field.

 

Eligible students: Enrolled in a US undergraduate or graduate college/university program.

 

Award: $1,000 First Place

 

Contact: (989) 894-4555 for more information or visit William J. Lechel, II Memorial Scholarship.



NEW JERSEY


NJMCA Daniel M. Jobbins Scholarship
Research topic: Mosquito research of graduate students.

Eligible students: Rutgers, The State of New Jersey

Award: $4,000

Contact: Sean Healy, NJMCA Scholarship Committee, Phone: 732-542-3630, Fax: 732-542-3267, or email: shealy@co.monmouth.nj.us

NJMCA Educational Scholarship
Research topic: Research of graduate students in a curriculum that may be peripheral to mosquito control but whose research uses or impacts mosquitoes in a manner that contributes new information to the mosquito control community.

Eligible students: Students enrolled in a graduate program at a College/University in New Jersey.

Award: $1,000

Contact: Sean Healy, NJMCA Scholarship Committee, Phone: 732-542-3630, Fax: 732-542-3267, or email: shealy@co.monmouth.nj.us

 

NORTHEAST


The Jobbins Scholarship
Research topic: Area relevant to mosquito or biting fly control in the Northeast. (wetlands biology-ecology, entomology, or vector parasitology) Studies may range from purely ecological to strict vector control.

Eligible students: Conducting research in the Northeast U.S.; Candidates whose work is at any stage of completion.

Award: Not to exceed $2,000


Contact: For more information go to http://www.nmca.org/Jobbins.htm


TEXAS


James Gus Foyle Memorial Scholarship
Research topic: Research relating to mosquitoes, insects, or disease transmission related thereto.

Eligible students: Enrolled in college or University in the state of Texas

Award: $1,000

Contact: For more information go to http://www.texasmosquito.org/Foyle.html

 

The AMCA Student Paper Competition

In 1988, AMCA held the first student paper symposium at the annual meeting to focus on the contributions of AMCA student members. The Board of Directors approved the first student paper competition for the 1989 meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Excluding 2001, the competition has been a recurring symposium during the AMCA Annual Meeting. Dr. Roger Nasci was the organizer and moderator from the first competition in 1989 until he was elected Vice-President of the AMCA in 2002. Dr. Roxanne Rutledge is currently serving as the competition organizer and moderator.

In 1997, the AMCA Board of Directors accepted a motion to designate the first place winner of the AMCA student paper competition as the winner of the Hollandsworth prize. This prize includes a $500.00 cash award. Additionally, two honorable mention prizes of $250.00 each were made available to be awarded at the discretion of the judges for each competition.

The Hollandsworth prize is named in honor of Gerald Hollandsworth, an active AMCA member from Pueblo, Colorado, who passed away in 1988. Gerald worked in the Environmental Health field with the Pueblo City-County Health Department and was a past president of the West Central Mosquito and Vector Control Association. The Hollandsworth family has funded this award in an effort to further encourage student participation in the AMCA national meeting.

In 2003, the AMCA Board of Directors voted to increase the prize money for winners of the competition and added $500.00 to the total cash award that the Hollandsworth winner receives bringing that prize to $1000.00 with $500.00 available for 2 honorable mention awards.



Previous Winners of the AMCA Student Competition

 

1989

Scott Willis

McNeese State U.

1990

Andrea Brown

Peru State Coll.

1991*

John Paul Mutebi

Notre Dame U.

1992*

RosMarie Kelly

U. Massachusetts

1993*

Merry L. Holliday-Hanson

U. California, Davis

1994*

John E. Gimnig

U. California, Davis

 

Alice Shaeffer ***

U. Mainz, Germany

1995*

Glen Scoles

Notre Dame U.

 

Jittawadee Rochaeroen ***

U. California, Riverside

1996*

Esther Chow Schaeffer

U. Maryland

1997*

Lynn Cooper

U. Maryland

1998**

Roxanne Rutledge

Louisiana State U.

 

Timothy Schaub ***

U. Illinois

 

Emmalee Kennedy ***

U. Illinois

1999**

Laura Harrington

U. Massachusetts

 

Adam S. Jones ***

U. Massachusetts

 

Hillary Reno ***

U. Illinois

2000**

Jason L. Rasgon

U. California Davis

 

Hope Q. Liu***

VPI

 

Linda M. Steyer***

U. California Davis

2001

No competition

 

2002**

Laura B. Goddard

U. California Davis

 

Sharon L. Minnick***

U. California Davis

 

Margaret Sherriffs***

Yale U.

2003**

Sarah A. Yaremych

U. Illinois

 

Jason L. Ragson***

U. California Davis

 

Laura B. Goddard***

U. California Davis

2004**

Gregory M. Williams

U. Delaware

 

Stephen Aspen***

Colorado State U

 

Christian Kaufmann***

U Zurich

2005**

Wesley Rubio

San Diego State University

 

Whitney Qualls***

Auburn University

 

Rebecca Trout***

University of Kentucky

2006**

Robert D. Anderson

University of Delaware

 

Linda O'Connor (First Runner Up)

University of Delaware

 

Joshua R. Ogawa***

Oregon State University

 

Matthew Eaton***

Concordia College

2007**

Jennifer Armistead

University of Florida

 

Robert D. Anderson***

University of Delaware

 

Thomas M. Mascari***

Louisiana State University

 

Kristen Bartlett***

Rutgers University

2008**

Jerome Schleier

Montana State University

 

Christopher Barker***

University of California, Davis

 

Lisa Reimer***

University of California, Davis

2009

Alexandra Chaskopoulou

University of Florida

 

Stephanie Larick***

University of Florida

2010

Sarah Wheeler

University of California, Davis

 

Jimmy Mains*

University of Kentucky

 

Holly Tuten*

Clemson University

2011

Logan Minter**

University of Kentucky

 

Kristen Meckel-Parker***

The San Diego County Vector Control Program

2012

Jerome Schleier**

Montana State University

 

Elizabeth Andrews***

University of Kentucky

 

Jennifer Gordon***

University of Kentucky

 

Joseph Iburg***

University of Georgia

2013

Brian Johnson

Rutgers University

 

Andrea Igizi

Rutgers University

 

Brittany Nelms

UC Davis - CVEC

2014

James Ricci**

University of California

 

Eva Buckner ***

University of Florida

 

Allison Gardner ***

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

2015

Maria Christina Carrasquilla **

University of Florida

 

Casey Parker ***

University of Florida

2016

Sydney Crawley **

University of Kentucky

 

Lin Zhu ***

University of Miami

 

CassandraUrquhart ***

University of Tennessee

2017

Edmund Norris **

Iowa State University

 

Adena Why ***

University of California, Riverside

 

Evlyn Pless ***

 

* $500 cash award presented to winner. ** Gerald Hollandsworth Prize. *** Honorable mention.