Northeastern Mosquito Control Association is presenting to you the 2021 Jobbins Scholarship. The following scholarship was created to honor the contributions of the late Professor Daniel Manley Jobbins of Rutgers University to the understanding of wetlands environments and of the biology and control of mosquitoes and other arthropod pests and disease vectors, and for his dedicated support in the establishment and development of The Northeastern Mosquito Control Association. The Jobbins Scholarship targets those students whose work is in an area relevant to mosquito, biting fly control, or other vectors in the Northeast related to disease transmission; for example, wetlands biology-ecology, entomology, or vector parasitology. Studies may range in nature from purely ecological to strict vector control.
The recipients of the scholarship will have to perform the following duties such as performing their research to the best of his/her abilities showing imagination and zeal and not only searching out solutions or knowledge regarding new problems but to bring new knowledge and ideas to bear on the solution of old ones. While it is not required, we encourage the recipient(s) to submit a progress report at the end of a year’s work. In any event, a request for renewal must be accompanied by a report of the prior year’s work and accomplishments. At the end of the project, or earlier if appropriate, to present the results at the Annual Meeting of the NMCA and any other appropriate societies, to seek appropriate publication of the results, and to acknowledge NMCA support. This scholarship may go to a candidate or candidates whose work is at any stage of completion, at the discretion of the NMCA Scholarship Committee.
NMCA is a non-profit, educational organization of nearly 250 mosquito research and control professionals from New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Their objectives are; to promote the efficiency of mosquito abatement and related activities, through the encouragement of research, development of the procedure, and the interchange of information; to circulate among its members and other interested parties pertinent knowledge relative to mosquito abatement and related subjects, and; to encourage field trips and meetings of its members.
Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:
|Education Level||Not defined|
|Number of Awards||Varies|
|Contest Deadline||November 1, 2021|
|Application Fees||Not required|
|Requirements||Copy of proposal|
Who is Eligible?
Following are the eligibility requirements for the following scholarship contest:
- The Jobbins Scholarship will go to a student or students whose work is in an area relevant to mosquito, biting fly control, or other vectors in the Northeast related to disease transmission; for example, wetlands biology-ecology, entomology, or vector parasitology.
- Studies may range in nature from purely ecological to strict vector control.
- The Scholarship may go to a candidate or candidates whose work is at any stage of completion, at the discretion of the NMCA Scholarship Committee.
How to Apply?
The interested individuals are required to supply a copy of the proposal, including specifically the methods, goals, and background of the problem, curriculum vitae of the candidate, and a letter of support from an advisor by November 1 of the year of application. Submissions of applications are to be made to:
Chris Horton, NMCA President 19 Harris St. Pittsfield, MA 01201 TEL: (413) 447-9808 FAX: (413) 447-7185
The applications submitted by you will be reviewed and judged by the selection committee and out of all, the most deserving candidates will be selected as the winners of the following scholarship. The winners will be designated at the Annual Meeting of the NMCA and the award of not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) will be given at the meeting.
The deadline for the application submission for the following contest is November 1, 2021. No applications will be considered after this date.