Curtis J. Alley was lecturer and specialist in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. He wrote extensivley for agricultural and wine industry publications relating to his findings in the propagation of rootstocks, grafting, and the development of virus-free grape varieties which could be grown successfully in various regions of California. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II, was a member of the American Society of Enologists, and the International Plant Propagators Society. Dr. Alley passed away in 1984; upon his death, his family requested that a scholarship be set up in his memory.
This scholarship is to support a student conducting research in plant propagation.