Harry H. Shorey Endowed Scholarship Fund


Entomology Dept D01048


Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

The Harry Shorey Endowed Scholarship Fund was created in the summer of 1998 following the tragic death of entomologist Dr. Shorey and his student assistant. Recipients of the scholarship are expected to be graduate students continuing Dr. Shorey's pioneering and world-renowned research on insect pheromones. Insects communicate through pheromones or scents and Dr. Shorey was the first person to find a way to interrupt that communication in an agricultural setting, preventing insects from mating and potentially decreasing exponentially the amount of damage insects could do to a crop.

Dr. Shorey began his career with an appointment in UCR's Entomology Department in 1959. He served as Director of the Kearney Agricultural Center in 1984 and 1985. From 1986 to 1995 he worked as a Research Entomologist at the UC Davis and Berkeley campuses, returning to UCR in 1995. Dr. Shorey published more than 150 articles and won numerous awards.

His daughter Jennifer and widow Ellen, the primary initiators of the fund, stressed that he "always put everything in front of him. He always put himself second." The Press-Enterprise wrote that Dr. Shorey "loved his family, the outdoors, and bugs." Dr. Shorey's family has strong feelings about the importance of his work and his legacy in entomology and they hope this fund will help preserve that legacy.

Selection and Guidelines:

Recipients of the scholarship are expected to be graduate students doing research on insect pheromones.

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