ATHENS, GA - Throughout Georgia and South Carolina, 21 Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarships were awarded to high school students by American Pest Control. All the recipients boasted many academic, athletic or community service-oriented accomplishments throughout their high school careers and reflected the values held by the Higginbotham family, the company said.
American Pest Control introduced the Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship in May 2016. Gene Higginbotham founded American Pest Control in 1971. He valued family, education and community as top priorities for his company. Higginbotham passed away on Aug. 30, 2015 and the scholarship was created in his honor by family and employees to continue his legacy.
For American Pest Control’s 45th anniversary year, the scholarship was awarded to children of American Pest Control employees who graduated in May 2016. This spring, the scholarship was offered to all local students.