Over the years, the USask College of Agriculture and Bioresources has been fortunate to garner support from many donors outside our local community. This year was no exception with a significant gift to the Harvey Scholarship fund from Yvonne Jorgensen of Portland, Oregon. The Harvey awards were established by her brother, alumnus Dr. Ross B. Harvey (PhD), through a gift from his estate in 1998 in memory of their parents, who homesteaded at Elbow and later farmed in the Moosejaw area of Saskatchewan. In addition to earning his academic degrees, Ross also served as a Major in the Canadian Army during WWII.
Yvonne has been based in the United States for years, but upon receiving a copy of the annual scholarship report from her sister (Marion Baller of Regina, Sask.) she felt compelled to support as well. Her very generous gift will ensure that more undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized for their achievements in their agricultural education.
Thank you, Yvonne!