Congratulations to the winners of the Spring 2017 Ernest N. Cory Undergraduate Scholarship!
What is the Ernest N. Cory Undergraduate Scholarship? Established by the family and friends of Ernest N. Cory, the Cory Scholarship fund provides up to $1,000 towards tuition remission for several undergraduate students each semester who are creatively contributing to department research and/or extension efforts.
Who was Ernest Cory? After receiving his degree from the Maryland Agricultural College in 1909, Ernest Cory was appointed first as Assistant Entomologist, then in 1914 as Head of the Department of Entomology and Zoology. He continued as department head until 1956, focusing his efforts on the introductions of exotic pests and quarantine operations. He was also active in the Association of Economic Entomologists, and worked diligently for the union of entomological organizations into the current Entomological Society of America in 1953. At his retirement, his family and friends raised funds to establish the Ernest N. Cory Scholarship.