Lynn Hopper Memorial Scholarship
Contributors to the
Lynn Hopper Scholarship Fund
Hopper Scholarship Honors Memory of Local Businessman
A new college
scholarship offered by the Arkansas Pest Management Association
has been named the Lynn Hopper Memorial Scholarship to honor a founder
of Hopper Termite and Pest Management in Mountain Home. Hopper died
in January of this year. The scholarship will provide $500 for college
expenses per semester and will be awarded annually for an academic
year to a student in business and pest management.
The first scholarship
will be awarded for the Fall 2003 semester. Application deadline
is February 1, 2003. David Hopper, son of the late Lynn Hopper,
said his father had been a very active member of the Arkansas Pest
Management Association for more than 30 years, president for two
terms and a board member.
"Having been such
an active member, this is something he would have been proud of
because he was dedicated to the association and had supported the
scholarship," said David, a partner in the Mountain Home business
with his cousin, Mark Hopper. He said planning was underway for
the scholarship before his father’s death, but it was named
in his honor following Lynn Hopper’s death.
serves on the scholarship selection committee along with Steve
Adams, Justin McCauley, John Force, Bobbie Jo Hyde and Randy West.
for the Lynn Hopper Memorial Scholarship will be available from
high school counselors and college advisors in the near future.
Anyone from this area who wishes to apply for the scholarship may
contact David Hopper or Mark Hopper at Hopper Termite and Pest Management
Co. for an application. Contact may be by e-mail at their Web site
by telephone at (870) 425-4122 locally or toll-free 1-888-863-0206,
or by mail or in person at 1593 Rossi Rd., Mountain Home, Ark. 72653,
just off the Sheid-Hopper Bypass at Rossi Road.
Criteria include being
a full-time student in business and pest management and an Arkansas
resident. An essay about the applicant’s future plans and
three letters of recommendation are required. The scholarship may
be awarded to the same recipient in successive years, and preference
may be given to students with family members who are members of
the sponsoring organization. The winner must plan to work in the
pest management field for at least two years after completion of
When the Arkansas Pest
Management Association met for its convention in September, the
association made a presentation to Joyce Hopper, widow of Lynn Hopper,
concerning the new scholarship.
Hopper Termite &
Pest Management offers termite and pest protection and treatment
to residential and commercial property. Company owners are active
members of the Arkansas Pest Management Association, as well as
the Missouri and National Pest Management Associations. Mark Hopper
is a director of the National Pest Management Association and is
a past president of the Arkansas association. David Hopper serves
Arkansas Pest Management Association on the scholarship committee
and was on the training school committee.