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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.


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


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.



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.


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:

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:



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


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


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



Scott Willis

McNeese State U.


Andrea Brown

Peru State Coll.


John Paul Mutebi

Notre Dame U.


RosMarie Kelly

U. Massachusetts


Merry L. Holliday-Hanson

U. California, Davis


John E. Gimnig

U. California, Davis


Alice Shaeffer ***

U. Mainz, Germany


Glen Scoles

Notre Dame U.


Jittawadee Rochaeroen ***

U. California, Riverside


Esther Chow Schaeffer

U. Maryland


Lynn Cooper

U. Maryland


Roxanne Rutledge

Louisiana State U.


Timothy Schaub ***

U. Illinois


Emmalee Kennedy ***

U. Illinois


Laura Harrington

U. Massachusetts


Adam S. Jones ***

U. Massachusetts


Hillary Reno ***

U. Illinois


Jason L. Rasgon

U. California Davis


Hope Q. Liu***



Linda M. Steyer***

U. California Davis


No competition



Laura B. Goddard

U. California Davis


Sharon L. Minnick***

U. California Davis


Margaret Sherriffs***

Yale U.


Sarah A. Yaremych

U. Illinois


Jason L. Ragson***

U. California Davis


Laura B. Goddard***

U. California Davis


Gregory M. Williams

U. Delaware


Stephen Aspen***

Colorado State U


Christian Kaufmann***

U Zurich


Wesley Rubio

San Diego State University


Whitney Qualls***

Auburn University


Rebecca Trout***

University of Kentucky


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


Jennifer Armistead

University of Florida


Robert D. Anderson***

University of Delaware


Thomas M. Mascari***

Louisiana State University


Kristen Bartlett***

Rutgers University


Jerome Schleier

Montana State University


Christopher Barker***

University of California, Davis


Lisa Reimer***

University of California, Davis


Alexandra Chaskopoulou

University of Florida


Stephanie Larick***

University of Florida


Sarah Wheeler

University of California, Davis


Jimmy Mains*

University of Kentucky


Holly Tuten*

Clemson University


Logan Minter**

University of Kentucky


Kristen Meckel-Parker***

The San Diego County Vector Control Program


Jerome Schleier**

Montana State University


Elizabeth Andrews***

University of Kentucky


Jennifer Gordon***

University of Kentucky


Joseph Iburg***

University of Georgia


Brian Johnson

Rutgers University


Andrea Igizi

Rutgers University


Brittany Nelms

UC Davis - CVEC


James Ricci**

University of California


Eva Buckner ***

University of Florida


Allison Gardner ***

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign


Maria Christina Carrasquilla **

University of Florida


Casey Parker ***

University of Florida


Sydney Crawley **

University of Kentucky


Lin Zhu ***

University of Miami


CassandraUrquhart ***

University of Tennessee


Edmund Norris **

Iowa State University


Adena Why ***

University of California, Riverside


Evlyn Pless ***


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