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Florida Mosquito Control Foundation, Inc.

The Florida Mosquito Control Foundation, Inc., was established in 1994 for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes of the Florida Mosquito Control Association, Inc. (FMCA). The Foundation grants scholarships to individuals based on criteria established by the FMCA Board of Directors and approved by the Internal Revenue Service. The membership of the Foundation includes those who are members of the FMCA. Members present at an FMCA meeting may vote on amendments to the Articles of Incorporation should the need arise. The business affairs of the Foundation are managed by the Board of Directors which consists of the same individuals serving as members of the Board of Directors of the FMCA.

The T. Wainwright Miller, Jr. Florida Mosquito Control Association Scholarship is managed and awarded by the Foundation. The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and assist students having a major in Biological, Ecological and/or Entomological studies who are seeking degrees relevant to arthropod control, with particular emphasis on Public Health fields. First place recipients will receive a one-time scholarship award of $2,000.00, while second place recipients will receive $500.00.

The Cyrus R. Lesser Memorial Scholarship Fund is managed and awarded by the Foundation. The purpose of the scholarship is to foster future learning in the field of mosquito control and vector biology. Awards will be made annually and governed by five (5) trustees of various mosquito control entities. The trustees shall make selections after review of all applications, without consideration towards sex, race, age, or religion. Scholarship shall be awarded to the recipients at the Annual Florida Mosquito Control Association Fall Annual Meeting in November each year.

The FMC Foundation sponsors an Annual Silent Auction and Raffle at the FMCA Annual Meeting before the Awards Banquet to raise funds for future scholarships. A slide-show preview of the auction items will be available at the seminar prior to the event. If you wish to donate an item for the auction, please contact the FMCA Immediate-Past President, by email at and fill out the FMCF Foundation Item Donation Form (PDF). Remember, item donations to our Foundation are tax deductible. We thank you for your generosity.