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Lynn Hopper Memorial Scholarship

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Lynn 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.

David Hopper serves on the scholarship selection committee along with Steve Adams, Justin McCauley, John Force, Bobbie Jo Hyde and Randy West.

Applications 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 www.hoppertermite.com, 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 a degree.

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.


 

 

 

 

Lynn Hopper
Lynn Hopper


Scholarship honors the late Lynn Hopper
Scholarship honors the late Lynn Hopper
Joyce Hopper of Mountain Home (third from left) and family members accept an award symbolizing the new Arkansas Pest Management Lynn Hopper Memorial Scholarship. The organization’s new scholarship honors Lynn Hopper, longtime co-owner of Hopper Termite, who died early in 2002. Other family members pictured are (from left) Deborah Hopper Larry, Denise Hopper Barre, and David Hopper.


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