University of California, Riverside

Applied Biological Control Research



Harry Scott Smith Scholarship Fund


 

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Harry Scott Smith

Harry Scott Smith
1883 - 1957

Memoriam, 1959

Harry Scott Smith Scholarship Fund to Support Students in Biological Control at UC Riverside


Harry S. Smith, was born in 1883 to a poor farming family in Nebraska. He was trained in Biological Control in the northeast U.S.A. where he worked on the biological control of gypsy moth with the USDA. Upon his appointment to Sacramento in 1913 to work on biological control issues important to California, Smith brought recognized entomological training in biological control to California for the first time.

The phrase “Biological Control” was first used by Smith in August 1919 at the meeting of Pacific Slope Branch of the American Association of Economic Entomologists at the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside.

Based on his experiences on biological control of forest and pasture pests, Smith brought caution and tempered exaggeration about biological control in California as he worked with citrus growers and other commodity groups.

Fundraising GoalIn 1923, Smith and four colleagues moved from Sacramento to the University of California Riverside Campus which had evolved from the Citrus Experiment Station (est. 1915) and he formed the Division of Beneficial Insect Investigations which was a unit distinct from the Division of Entomology. Prof. Harry, as he was
 affectionately known, is fondly remembered by his students as a patient and generous supervisor who encouraged research and work on applied and
practical aspects of biological control.

Smith went on to create the Department of Biological Control which offered the only graduate training in Biological Control in the world. The Department of Biological Control became the Division of Biological Control in 1969 which then merged into Department of Entomology at UC Riverside in 1988. Prof. Harry had two sons, both trained to be entomologists. Instead of pursuing biological control they went into the pesticide industry and Sam Smith died accidentally from pesticide poisoning. Prof. Harry passed away in 1957 and left UC Riverside $15,000 to develop a scholarship fund to support training and education in biological control. This fund has grown to approximately $45,000 today, but is insufficient to provide meaningful support to students wanting to be trained in biological control.

Our goal is to build the Harry S. Smith Scholarship fund to a significant level where the corpus of the fund will be able to generate enough revenue to provide substantial support to students wanting to be trained in biological control. This can only be achieved by actively soliciting donations from individuals, industries, and organizations that have benefited over the years from biological control projects that have that have been run by UC scientists, in particular entomologists at UC Riverside. If biological control is to continue to prosper in southern California we need to continue recruiting and training high quality students. To do this, we need to be able to provide substantial financial support, and the Harry S. Smith Scholarship is one way to attract excellent students to UC Riverside.

 

Recent Scholarship Recipients

Aviva Goldmann Judith Herreid Jesus R. Lara Artiga Holly Hills

 2013
Aviva Goldmann 

 2013
Judith Herreid
 2011
Jesus R. Lara Artiga 
 2011
Holly Hills 

Jennifer Henke

Casey Butler    

 2008 
Jennifer Henke

 2008
Casey Butler
   

 

     

 

     

 

You can help with the Harry Scott Smith Scholarship

If supporting this scholarship is of interest, please contact Mark Hoddle at UC Riverside for more details or download the brochure detailing how you can offer support. All donations are tax deductible. Mark Hoddle, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside CA 92521 Phone: (951) 827-4714, Email: mark.hoddle@ucr.edu

Thank you to our supporters
The Fall 2013 fundraising campaign was a huge success with $17,600 raised. Special thanks go to Leavens Ranches, Brian and Claire Federici and Marrone Bio Inovations for each providing $1,500 (for a total of $4,500) in matching donations for each $250 donation received. 

 

2014

$1,000-$4,999

JD Farms  Jane Delahoyde Brian & Claire Federici
Robert, Carol & Michael Hardison  Glen Rees  

$500-$999

Association of Natural Bio-Control Producers La Perla Citrus Growers Beneficial Insectary, Inc

$100-$499

Colleen Mullen John Wiley & Sons Limited William & Patricia Carter 
Ruth Wilson Ophelia Fisher Oro Del Norte, LLC
Donald & Susan Deardorff Col. Robert Conlin  
California Organic Gardening Club,
(in memory of Peggy Jensen)
   

$1-$99

Kathleen Konya Stephen Bailey Landon Stableford

 

 

 

2013

$1,000-$4,999

Rachel Levin  Barton & Merla Gaut E. H. Traynor
Marrone Bio Innovations Inc.  Leavens Ranches Gary R. Veeh
C.A.P.C.A Ventura County Chapter    

$500-$999

Edward C. Brainard E Fred and Suzanne Legner  Syngenta Bioline
California Rare Fruit Growers, Foothill Chapter The Mud Creek Ranch Trust  

$100-$499

Tim Kelley Norma Yarbrough Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. 
Book Royalties from Mark Hoddle  Dr. Devin P. Carroll Crystal Cove Farms
Dr. Richard and Joan Goden  Dr. Kevin M. Heinz Pidduck Ranch Partnership
Cynthia King, King & King Ranch Arthur Bliss Ranch Kabashima Family Living Trust 
Nishimura Farms, Inc. Dudley Ranch Partnership Carl F. Stucky
Robert E. and Martha H. Orth  Roger Essick E. Fred & Suzanne Legner
Gabrielle G. and John P. Watson  PL-B Ranch LLC Shane L Butler, Family Growers, LLC
James Lloyd-Butler Family LLC  Kouichi & Grace Tanak Ms. Rachel C. Levin
J. A. & M.C. McMurtry Marjie Bartels, Bartels Ranch   
David L. Holden, Holden Research and Consulting Robin and Steve Smith (in memory of Carl Barringe) Lynn M. Lebeck and Marshall W. Johnson
Dorcas H. Thille and TT J.K. Thille Ranches    

$1-$99

Mina Gardner Bill Lambert Stephen Bailey
Lorraine C. Forester McEwen Nursery Rudolph John Haluza
Peter K. and Patricia C. Miller  Patrick S. & Norma D. Yarbrough   
     

 

 

 

2012

$1,000-$4,999

CAPCA Ventura Leavens Ranches   

$500-$999

Mud Creek Ranch, in memory of Ted Debbs    

$1-$99

GFK Kynetec    

 

 

 

2011

>$10,000

Anonymous     

$1,000-$4,999

Edward Traynor Gary Veeh CAPCA Ventura
Dr. T. Wofford, Monsanto R&D Vegetable Division Harry C. Johnson & James W. Johnson, Rancho Simpatico  Leavens Ranches

$500-$999

Brokaw Ranch Co. Brokaw Nursery Edward Traynor
Syngenta Bioline    

$1-$99

Carol Englehardt McEwan Nursery Peter & Patricia Miller
Rancho Vista Del Rincon William J. Kaffer, Kaffer Enterprises LLC  

 

 

 

2010

$1,000-$4,999

Leavens Ranches    

$100-$499

Scott van der Kar, Pinehill Ranch    

 

 

2009

$1,000-$4,999

CAPCA Ventur    

$500-$999

Royalties from the Biological Control Text Book    

$100-$499

Robin Smith (in memory of Claude Wells) Robin Smith (in memory of Joy Rogers) Robin and Steve Smith (in memory of Mason Dollar)

 

 

2008

$1,000-$4,999

California Avocado Society Mary Matava & Agri Service Inc.  Robert & Carol Hardison
Leavens Ranches  CAPCA Ventura County California Avocado Society

$500-$999

David Lanthier, Emerald Plains Inc  J. K. Thillie Ranches Index Fresh
van der Kar Family Trust    

$100-$499

Al Stehly & Stehly Grove Management Lofthouse Ranch Kaffer Enterprises
David Holden (Holden Research & Consulting) Steve & Robin Smith (in memory of Jane Skelley Wigley) Steve & Robin Smith (in memory of Geraldine Morris)

$1-$99

King & King Ranch Dickson Schafer Richard Hatano
Dr. Edward Stika & Carol Stika     

 

 

2007

>$10,000

South African Avocado Grower's Association     

$1,000-$4,999

CAPCA Ventura John Deere Landscapes Leavens Ranches
Association of Applied IPM Ecologists Mary Matava & Agri Service Inc.  Mr. & Mrs Robert L. Hardison 

$500-$999

CAPCA San Diego David Lanthier, Emerald Plains Inc   

$100-$499

Mark McKee Enrico Ferro PL-B Ranch
Shane L. Butler Family Growers  Bailard Citrus M. L. Coykendall
Wilde Residual Trust Kaffer Enterprises Nishimura Farms
Lorraine C. Foster William & Bernice Yarak  Five Points Limited Partnership 
Landon Stableford William & Glenna Horton Snow Ranch
Gary Ross & Allison Thomas  Joe Barcinas (FAR Inc) King & King Ranch
Lofthouse Landscaping Stehly Grove Management Stehly Enterprises 
LF Grove Management  Ward & Mary Lou Whaling Howard W. Vipperman
K. R. Tanaka Rudy Haluza Janet W. Davis
Anita Tate Roger Essick  
James Llyod-Butler Family Partnership Bill & Carol Steel, Fairfield Farms  Steven & Robin Smith (in memory of Howard Dawson)

$1-$99

Jane Delahoyde Art Harris Robert & Marie Stanton
Carol L. Engelhardt Richard Hatano Evelyn Little Bono & J. C. Bono 
Peter & Patricia Miller Dr. Edward Stika & Carol Stika  Nancy Shimamoto & Daniel Collins
George Goodall Ron Nichols Dudley Ranch

 

 

2006

$5,000-$9,999

California Avocado Commission     

$1,000-$4,999

Robert L. and Carol L. Hardison     

$500-$999

Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Froehlich Dorcas H. McFarlane  

$100-$499

John M. Grether Robert & Sharon Coleman William F. & Glenna B. Horton
Carl Stucky Nishimura Farms Inc. Oro Del Norte LLC
Holly Stosic Glen Rees Henry & Myrta Thys
Keyes Fibre Corporation Anita Tate, in memory of Ed Tate Steven & Robin Smith
Shane L. Butler Family Growers PL-B Ranch  
Molly S. King, in memory of C. Russell King James Lloyd Butler Family Partnership  

$1-$99

Joseph L. Spychaj Sr. Shirley & Gerald Duryee Art Harris
Peter & Patricia Miller Reed Webb  

 

 

2005

$5,000-$9,999

California Avocado Society    

$1,000-$4,999

Logan Hardison Matt Hand CAPCA San Diego
CAPCA Ventura    

$500-$999

Hofshi Foundation    

$100-$499

Roger Essick Dickson Shafer Paul Lofthouse
Wesley Humphrey Don & Susan Deardorff  

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