Scholarships

2021 Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship

Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship Applications available until September 30, 2021

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2020 Winner - Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship


Bailey McCormack

Bailey McCormack is 17 and currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at the University of Regina. She calls Grenfell, Saskatchewan home where she is actively involved with her family's purebred Simmental and Angus operation at McCormack Family Ranch. Bailey’s participation in 4-H the last twelve years led to her involvement in the Simmental breed and she is incredibly thankful for the opportunities it has presented her with. Bailey took a position on the Saskatchewan Young Canadian Simmental Association executive board around five years ago but have been showing Simmental cattle all her life. Bailey is grateful to have been able to attend multiple provincial shows as well as two national shows where she made many friendships and met the future of the Simmental breed! Bailey would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for their contribution to her future and she hopes to one day be able to give back to youth like herself!

Sadie Anwender

Sadie Anwender is from Radville, Saskatchewan where her family owns and operates Anwender Cattle Company along with her own herds- Me ‘N My Simmentals & Shorthorns. Sadie has grown up in the industry and been an active member of many junior programs at provincial and national levels. She kept busy with many sports, volunteering and leadership groups while in high school. Sadie has been involved in the Simmental breed since purchasing her first purebred female in 2013. She most enjoys the camaraderie and enthusiasm for advancement within the breed. She is currently a director on the Saskatchewan YCSA. This fall, Sadie entered her third year of Business Administration at the University of Regina. She plans to pursue an accounting major with hopes to one day operate her own business. Sadie looks forward to continually growing her herd in both breeds. She is appreciative of the foundation for awarding these funds and would like to thank all who donate throughout the year to make the scholarships possible.


2020 Winners - Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship


Jessica Sperber

Jessica Sperber is currently working toward a PhD in ruminant nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her research focusses on feeder cattle nutrition and greenhouse gas emissions. Jessica was raised on a cow-calf and grain operation in central Alberta and completed her MS at West Texas A&M University in meat science and beef carcass quality. Jessica currently serves as the Vice President of the Young Cattlemen’s Council and was a 2016 Cattlemen’s Young Leader. She hopes to use her technical expertise and training to obtain a career with an allied industry partner in the beef sector. Jessica has extensive interest in feeder cattle growth and aspires to explore innovative ways to feed the ever-growing population while continuing to produce the same high-quality beef that consumers love. Jessica wants to thank the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for their generous support of young beef industry professionals.


Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards and his family runs a purebred and percentage Simmental operation just east of Strathmore, Alberta. Their operation heavily utilized artificial insemination and embryo transplant to improve the quality of their herd. Ryan’s family consigns a few calves each year into sales. Ryan is currently attending the University of Calgary where he is studying biology and chemistry, looking to focus more into animal biology. Ryan would like to take this opportunity to thank Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation for recognizing the importance of supporting youth and for giving him the opportunity to further his education.


2020 Winner - Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship


Jacey Massey

Jacey Massey is 18 years old and from Strathmore, Alberta, Canada. She has grown up showing and raising purebred Simmental cattle with her parents, Tim and Derri Massey. Jacey has also recently started her own herd of purebred Hereford cattle. Jacey has thoroughly enjoyed owning and operating New Trend Cattle Company alongside her parents. She has developed a deep passion for the livestock industry through these endeavors and they have molded her into who she is today and has also greatly impacted her future as well. Jacey is currently furthering her passion for the industry at Hutchinson Community College where she is working towards her Associates degree in Art with an emphasis in Agriculture Communications and is also on the Livestock Judging Team. After receiving her degree in Hutchinson, Jacey plans on transferring to either Kansas State University or Oklahoma State University to further her education and to continue her career on a competitive collegiate livestock judging team. Jacey would like to thank Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation and the Vance family for granting her this great honor in receiving this scholarship.

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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
  • 2018 - Emilee Oro - Clive, AB
  • 2018 - Kaitlyn Maxwell - Viking, AB
  • 2019 - Bryce Maxwell - Viking, AB
  • 2019 - Cassidy Pinkham - Metcalfe, 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
  • 2018 - Austin Jacobson - Ponoka, AB
  • 2018 - Courtney Wolfe - Valleyview, AB
  • 2019 - Kaitlyn Maxwell - Viking, AB
  • 2019 - Tia Schram - Bruderheim, 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
  • 2018 - Tia Schram - Bruderheim, AB
  • 2019 - Carissa Geddes - Scotch Settlement, NB

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