This award is given to a student annually on the recommendation of the Director of the Centre for Initiatives in Education to an ESP/AESP student who has overcome adversity and has demonstrated great individual personal effort in order to achieve academic success. Preference may be given to a graduate of Harvest House Program. Established in 2015 by Harvest House, friends and colleagues in honour and appreciation of Paul Merkley and Gerry Haight for their long-term service to Harvest House Ministries.