Scholarships


Current Winners - Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship


Austin Jacobson

Agriculture has not only played a large role in shaping Austin’s life, but has also been a significant part of his family’s livelihood. A third generation Simmental breeder who is following in his father and grandfather’s veterinary footsteps, Austin is currently completing his second year at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. At a young age Austin gained interest in the agriculture industry, by working on his family’s commercial Simmental operation, competing in 4-H, and becoming involved in the agriculture community in Ponoka, Alberta. His passion for animals has only grown stronger over time and he looks forward to moving back to a rural community after graduation, to give back to the livestock industry and local community. Austin is honoured to be the recipient of the Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship from the Canadian Simmental Association, a breed that has deep roots within his family.


Courtney Wolfe

Courtney Wolfe is from Valleyview Alberta, where her family raises Fleckvieh Simmental under Wolfe Farms. When Courtney was nine years old she became a YCSA member and has spent 10 years in the 4-H program. Courtney has attended both provincial and national YCSA shows. Currently Courtney is at the University of Saskatchewan taking Animal Bioscience. She is currently in her second year of the fouryear degree. During her studies Courtney is focusing on biotechnology and genetics in beef cattle. Courtney wants to help further advance productivity and give rise to a new cutting edge in the beef industry. She would like to find ways to make genetic application a higher priority for beef producers to improve the species as a whole. Metabolism and ribeye ultra-sounding are two examples of applications Courtney has been growing an interest towards. Courtney would like to thank the numerous breeders and companies who donated or supported at this year’s fundraising auction and past ones as well. She would also like to thank the foundation for choosing her as a scholarship recipient for 2018. Congratulations to the other winners!


Current Winner - Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship


Tia Schram

Tia Schram is from Bruderheim, AB where her family owns and operates North Hill Simmentals. They have 550 head of Simmental cattle in addition to the 2000 acres that they grain farm. Tia currently sits on the Alberta Young Canadian Simmental Association (AYCSA) board and shows cattle year round through junior and open shows.


Current Winner - Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship


Emilee Oro

Growing up on my family’s farm located at Clive, Alberta I have been able to follow my passion of rural living and cattle. I am the fourth generation in a long line of farmers and ranchers which is something I am quite proud of. Our farm historically has consisted of crops and a commercial cattle herd consisting of Simmental, Angus and Gelbvieh cattle. My first cow was given to me when I was two and I haven’t looked back since. Growing up through 4-H, I was an active member for ten years where I held various executive positions and was active on a district level. I have been a YCS member for eight years, six of these years spent on the Alberta YCS board where I was the past Vice President and this year’s current Secretary. My involvement with the YCS and 4-H shaped me into the young leader I am today and helped me further my love of the Simmental breed; pushing me to start my own purebred Simmental operation, Skylark Cattle Company, when I was 16. Since then I have grown my herd to 25 high-end purebred red and Fleckvieh mother cows with a handful of commercial cows from our original commercial herd. I have greatly enjoyed my time in the YCS program and I continue to give back within this program and the Simmental industry whenever I can. I would like to thank the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for this gracious donation as it has helped me fulfill my education and chase my dreams.

Kaitlyn Maxwell

Katie Maxwell is the youngest child of three born to Kevin and Pru Maxwell. Raised on her family farm, Maxwell Simmentals, south of Viking, Alberta. Growing up, Kaitlyn played a lot of sports and was an active member in a variety of clubs and associations. Kaitlyn is currently living in Kelowna, British Columbia where she is in her second year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus. After graduation, Kaitlyn plans to settle down in a rural community in Alberta where she will work as a nurse.

Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship

The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation is pleased to announce a new scholarship established in 2014 intended to foster leadership and development in Young Canadian Cattlemen. The foundation is administering the scholarship in conjunction with the current scholarships offered by the Foundation. The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation recognizes the importance of supporting youth in agriculture and their goals of advanced education. The scholarship program is one of the ways that the Foundation intends to support youth and the future of the livestock industry. This new scholarship is in additional support to those already offered through the Dr. Allan Dixon, and the Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship to those involved in the beef industry and the Young Canadian Simmental Association.

Recipients

  • 2014 - Ryley Noble - Lloydminster, SK
  • 2015 - Sophie Wotten - Little Britain, ON
  • 2015 - Cole McMahon - Galahad, AB
  • 2016 - Justin Rosadiulk - Evansburg, AB
  • 2016 - Brittany Barkley - Ingleside, ON
  • 2017 - Jessica Sperber - Ponoka, AB
  • 2017 - Matt Bates - Lindsay, ON

Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship

The D. Allan Dixon Memorial Scholarship was set up in the memory of and in recognition of the tremendous service of Dr. Allan A. Dixon. Dr. Dixon was the President of the Canadian Simmental Association for the 1970-71 and 1974-75 terms. He passed away May 6th, 1975 and the scholarship was subsequently set up to recognize the scholastic achievement of the children of the members of the Canadian Simmental Association. The scholarship encourages them to further their education by providing financial assistance for post-secondary school studies. This scholarship is open to all youth involved in the beef cattle industry who are attending a post-secondary institution in the application year. Applicants or their parents or guardians of the applicants must be Canadian Residents.

Recipients

  • 1976 - Lynn Hobbs - Okotoks, AB
  • 1976 - Beverly Ballard - Hanley, SK
  • 1977 - Tim Henshaw - King City, ON
  • 1977 - Kody Henry - Milo, AB
  • 1978 - Shelaine Gadsby - Frenchman Butte, SK
  • 1978 - Jocelyn Booker - Dundurn, SK
  • 1979 - Jocelyn Booker - Dundurn, SK
  • 1979 - Shelaine Gadsby - Frenchman Butte, SK
  • 1979 - Kevin Hartley - Ogema, SK
  • 1979 - Kody Henry - Milo, AB
  • 1979 - Cheryl McArthur - Stayner, ON
  • 1979 - Lorne Turner - Eckville, AB
  • 1980 - Patricia Lynne Hartley - Ogema, SK
  • 1980 - Kody Henry - Milo, AB
  • 1980 - Monica Jean Lowe - Nanton, AB
  • 1980 - Clayton Jess Wagner - Consul, SK
  • 1981 - Cheryl Bauche - Antler, SK
  • 1981 - Velda Beaman - Adanac, SK
  • 1981 - Allan Fair - Estevan, SK
  • 1981 - Marjorie Mann - Gull Lake, SK
  • 1981 - John Patterson - Spring Valley, SK
  • 1982 - Joan Fichter - Estevan, SK
  • 1982 - David Gemmell - Pitt Meadows, BC
  • 1982 - Barry Gilbert - Richmond, BC
  • 1982 - Hall Gillrie - Innisfail, AB
  • 1982 - Dianne Henderson - Tofiled, AB
  • 1982 - Lisa Moore - Calgary, AB
  • 1983 - Rhonda Asselstine - Harlington, ON
  • 1983 - Calvin Booker - Dundurn, SK
  • 1983 - Ronald Foster - Boutler, ON
  • 1983 - Barry Gilbert - Richmond, BC
  • 1983 - Barbara Stefanyshyn - Springside, SK
  • 1983 - Steven Stewart - Owen Sound, ON
  • 1984 - Catherine Berry - Carievale, SK
  • 1984 - Wayne Bauche - Antler, SK
  • 1984 - Fay Beaman - Adanac, SK
  • 1984 - Gordon Check - Airdrie, AB
  • 1984 - Steven Stewart - Kingston, ON
  • 1985 - Roger Gilliland - Garievale, SK
  • 1985 - Dawn Halstead - Carbon, AB
  • 1985 - Diana Ostrom - Marsden, SK
  • 1986 - Andrew Acton - Lemberg, SK
  • 1986 - Lorraine Bauche - Antler, SK
  • 1986 - David Gadd - Moose Jaw, SK
  • 1986 - Shawn Munro - Calgary, AB
  • 1987 - Lorna Cousins - Craigmyle, AB
  • 1987 - Darren Stefanyshyn - Springside, SK
  • 1988 - Wendy Julsrud - Armstrong, BC
  • 1988 - Pauline Lipewich - Lamont, AB
  • 1988 - Brent Wesley - Edgeley, SK
  • 1988 - Peter Doris - Peterborough, ON
  • 1989 - Tye Perrett - Evansburg, AB
  • 1989 - Gavin Sharpe - Lacombe, AB
  • 1989 - Lavern Stefanyshyn - Springside, SK
  • 1989 - Craig Murray - Roblin, MB
  • 1990 - Keith Immerkar - Swan River, MB
  • 1990 - Sandra Hodgson - Bowden, AB
  • 1990 - Colin Steen - Weldon, SK
  • 1990 - Karina Kern - Hanover, ON
  • 1991 - Jenny Bulhofner - Woking, AB
  • 1991 - David Sevick - Hussar, AB
  • 1991 - Chad Ross - Estevan, SK
  • 1992 - Selina Kern - Hanover, ON
  • 1992 - Sheila Thompson - Milk River, AB
  • 1992 - Lisa Veidt - Grimshaw, AB
  • 1993 - Justin Helland - Lormand, AB
  • 1993 - Jacelyn Kolman - Whitewood, SK
  • 1993 - Simon Marcotte - St. Gilbert, PQ
  • 1994 - Carla Hicks - Mortlach, SK
  • 1994 - Brian Doane - Moosomin, SK
  • 1995 - Beth Armstrong - Kingston, NS
  • 1995 - Darren Bridge - Hamiltoa, MB
  • 1996 - Maureen Mappin - Byemoor, AB
  • 1996 - Jason Charles - Stoughton, SK
  • 1996 - Tanya Beech - Pilot Mound, MB
  • 1997 - Margaret Bremner - Falmouth, NS
  • 1997 - Kerrie Chesu - Inglis, MB
  • 1997 - Jennifer Crosby - Vanderhoof, BC
  • 1997 - Rachel Faust - South Hampton, ON
  • 1998 - Tawnya Copeland - Tees, AB
  • 1998 - Leah Mitchell - Durham, ON
  • 1998 - Bronwyn Crane - Kensington, PEI
  • 1998 - Patricia Kozack - Lipton, SK
  • 1999 - Ann McCordick - North Gower, ON
  • 1999 - Jenine Arntzen - Sedgewick, AB
  • 2000 - Scott Preston - Hamiota, MB
  • 2000 - Karin Schmid - Keoma, AB
  • 2000 - Kate Kroetsch - Heisler, AB
  • 2000 - Jared Glasman - Russell, MB
  • 2000 - Andrew Godfrey - Cornwall, PEI
  • 2001 - Chris Woychyshyn - Erickson, MB
  • 2001 - Dana Hicks - Havelock, NB
  • 2001 - Amy Smith - Trehern, MB
  • 2001 - Allison Porter - Kinistino, SK
  • 2001 - Tracey Carson - Rossburn, MB
  • 2002 - Ashley Pearson - Calmar, AB
  • 2002 - Lori-Lynne Mebs - Broadview, SK
  • 2002 - Sean McCarthy - Moosomin, SK
  • 2002 - Jennalee Ecklund - Whitwood, SK
  • 2002 - Ashley Crane - Kensington, PEI
  • 2003 - Scott Matthews - Navan, ON
  • 2003 - Danna Hunt - Portage La Prairie, MB
  • 2003 - Joey Barnett - Moose Jaw, SK
  • 2003 - Robert Godfrey - Cornwall, PEI
  • 2003 - Jennifer Schmid - Keoma, AB
  • 2004 - Kyle O’Neill - Princeville, ON
  • 2004 - Morgan Arksey - Langruth, MB
  • 2004 - Mathew Glasman - Russell, MB
  • 2004 - Duncan Pearson - Calmar, AB
  • 2004 - Crystal Young - Breton, AB
  • 2005 - Emily Grey - Cookshire, PQ
  • 2005 - Chelsea O’Connor - Richmond, ON
  • 2005 - Krystal Stulberg - Endiang, AB
  • 2005 - Lee Stilborn - Balcarres, SK
  • 2005 - Daniel McCarthy - Moosomin, SK
  • 2006 - Tyler Libke - Hanley, SK
  • 2006 - Tiffany Peters - Perdue, SK
  • 2006 - Leah Kovatch - Edenwold, SK
  • 2006 - Brett McRae - Brandon, MB
  • 2006 - Patrick Sullivan - Kazabazua, PQ
  • 2007 - Lynsey Milliner - Dundalk, ON
  • 2007 - Fawn Jackson - Inglis, MB
  • 2007 - Derek O’Neill - Princeville, ON
  • 2007 - Katie Armstrong - Stephenfield, MB
  • 2008 - Stephon Beechinor - Bentley, AB
  • 2008 - Jamie Buba - Spruce Grove, AB
  • 2008 - Lane Scherger - Swift Current, SK
  • 2009 - Melissa McRae - Brandon, MB
  • 2009 - Ashley Proctor-Berkholtz - Bittern Lake, AB
  • 2009 - Nikki Armstrong - Stephenfield, MB
  • 2010 - Kyron Manske - Saskatoon, SK
  • 2010 - Jessie Dowe - Amherst, NS
  • 2010 - Brady Matheson - St. Peters Bay, PEI
  • 2011 - Megan Robertson - Pictou, NS
  • 2011 - Tyler Buba - Spruce Grove, AB
  • 2011 - Jill Harland - Frenchman Butte, SK
  • 2012 - Rebecca Joseph - Chipman, AB
  • 2012 - Cathryn Thompson - Cahahoo, AB
  • 2012 - Aubrie Mowat - Nepean, ON
  • 2013 - Bethany Harland - Frenchman Butte, SK
  • 2013 - Kathleen Murphy - Lacombe, AB
  • 2013 - Victoria McEldon - Millbrook, ON
  • 2014 - Mariah Wotten - Little Britain, ON
  • 2014 - Sophie Wotten - Little Britain, ON
  • 2014 - Andie Hadway - Didsbury, AB
  • 2015 - Ryley Nobel - Lloydminster, SK
  • 2015 - Taylor Campbell - Meaford, ON
  • 2016 - Brianne Harland - Frenchman Butte, SK
  • 2016 - Matthew Edwards - Carbon, AB
  • 2017 - Michaela Lievre - Guelph, ON
  • 2017 - Breana McKenzie - Rocky Mountain House, AB

Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is set up in memory of Trevor Edward Vance, Barbara and Bennie Vance's son. Trevor lost his life in a tragic accident on August 21, 1995. The Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship was administered by the Canadian Simmental Bells Scholarship Committee until 2012 when they requested that the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation maintain the scholarship on behalf of them.

Recipients

  • 2012 - Grady Brown - Stavely, AB
  • 2013 - Cathryn Thompson - Calahoo, AB
  • 2014 - Kyle Dodgson - Mayerthorpe, AB
  • 2015 - Mariah Wotten - Little Britain, ON
  • 2016 - Carson Rodgers - Vermilion, AB
  • 2017 - Mackenzie Skeels - Rimbey, SK

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