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NEPMA Mark Weintraub Scholarship

About the Award: Each year NEPMA awards a $3,000 scholarship in honor of Mark Weintraub. This scholarship was started and first funded by Rod Kreimeyer in 1994. Rod named the scholarship in honor of Mark Weintraub of Astor Terminix who was a founding member of NEPMA and Rod’s employer and mentor. This scholarship is awarded to the student connected to an NEPMA member who best exemplifies the spirit carried forward by Mark Weintraub.

Applications are due annually on February 1st. Nominate a deserving candidate today!
Any employee or family member of an NEPMA member company is eligible. Contact with any questions.

The judging process is double-blind. All nominations are stripped of any identifying information (name, location, company affiliation, etc.) and put into a scoring sheet. Judges score the nominations based on the following criteria and weights:

  • Up to 250 word essay on “What the pest control industry means to me” 30%
  • Up to 250 word essay on “My plans for the future” 50%
  • Job History 10%
  • Community Service & Awards 10%

The NEPMA Mark Weintraub Scholarship is presented at the annual Spring Training in March.

The $3,000 check is made directly to the school in the spring semester.

The 2021 scholarship recipient is Madelyn Padellaro.

Maddie is in the process completing her Masters at Merrimack College and will graduate with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Maddie’s work history and community involvement demonstrate her commitment to the profession she is pursuing. In addition to working in the industry, she has volunteered at a shelter, been a substitute teacher, and interned at Lahey Behavioral Health Services. These are only a few of the positions she has held. At college, she was the Merrimack Student Government Class President and has earned recognition from the National Society of Leadership and Success and Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology. Maddie’s career goal after graduate school is to be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for children who have experienced trauma.

David Flynn presents the Scholarship to Madelyn Padellaro at the NEPMA Spring Training

Past Recipients

2021 Madelyn Padellaro Merrimack College
2020 Casey Sheehan Merrimack College
2019 Timmarie Gallagher


If you would like to support these programs please consider making a donation to New England PWIPM or the Mark Weintraub Scholarship Fund. Contact for more information or donate to the scholarship fund online here.