Scholarships



Deadline to Apply is September 30th 2018


If you have any questions, please contact fcsf@simmental.com


Current Winners - Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship


Michaela Lievre

Michaela grew up in a rural area, where she always had an interest in cattle and agriculture. Michaela’s involvement in 4-H was her first exposure to Simmental cattle as her club was heavily influenced by the breed. Her experiences to date have facilitated countless opportunities to network with likeminded people who share her passion for agriculture and those who take pride in their community and heritage. Michaela looks forward to being able to give back to the industry and share her passion.


Breana McKenzie

Breana grew up on a farm near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta where her family raised bison and beef cattle, as well as quarter horses. Her upbringing instilled many important life lessons including the value of a hard day’s work, a great appreciation for life and developed her passion for the care of animals. After high school she began taking a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in order to pursue a career as a veterinarian. Her studies have taken her to the University of Calgary but she continues to hold on to her roots and connections to the agriculture industry through volunteer work and helping out on the family farm.


Current Winner - Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship


Mackenzie Skeels

Growing up with my family at Anchor D Ranch Simmentals just outside of Rimbey has expanded my passion for the rural way of life. My first cow was given to me; from there I have bought, traded, and raised cows, extending my purebred herd to 20 head. I have spent nine years in 4-H, where I have held the positions President, Secretary, and Historian. One of my favorite volunteering events is to cook at the Ronald McDonald House. I have achieved the Alberta 4-H Award of Excellence Platinum Medallion and have the honor of being selected to attend the 2018 4-H Canada Citizenship Congress in Ottawa, ON. I have loved my last three years being a part of the Alberta YCSA board, last year being the Vice President. It has been wonderful to be a part of the National YCSA Cattle Show for the last 5 years, and winning 3 aggregate titles is very humbling. With my 2nd aggregate title, the Canadian Simmental Association sent me to represent the YCSA in Iowa at a 900 head American Junior Simmental cattle show, I look forward to one day being a board member for the National YCSA Board so that I can give back to the association that has given so much to me. Currently I am enrolled in Red Deer Collage in the Media Studies and Professional Communication Coarse. Within this course, I am acquiring the skills to become a successful marketer and spokesperson for agriculture.

Being crowned Miss Rimbey Rodeo 2017 has given me the platform to educate individuals not just about rodeo, but the agriculture industry as a whole. I enjoy that I have the ability to educate people about the beef industry and inform people as to where their food comes from. My roots run deep in agriculture, being the fourth generation on our family farm. Agriculture is something I am extremely passionate about, and I feel it is very important that there is a spokesperson representing our way of life. My vision is that the consumer receives the highest quality product that we as dedicated agriculture producers have produced. My goal is that the consumer knows that their food was created with care, love and respect for the livestock and the land where it was produced.


Current Winner - Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship


Jessica Sperber

Jessica currently attends West Texas A&M University, completing her Masters of Animal Science, with a specialization in meat science. She grew up on a mixed commercial beef and grain operation, located west of Ponoka, Alberta. Jessica remains actively involved in the agriculture industry, honored as a 2016 Cattlemen’s Young Leader, in addition to volunteering her time with the Classroom Agriculture Program. Jessica was raised through the Alberta 4-H Beef program and competed in Junior Shows across Western Canada. Jessica has grown up around the Simmental breed, and is currently working with Simmental genetics in her Master’s thesis. “Being selected as a recipient of the 2017 Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship is an honor, and I look forward to researching and representing the Simmental breed in my future academic and career plans.”

Matt Bates

My name is Matt Bates and I was raised on a purebred cow-calf operation near Lindsay, Ontario, which forged my passion for beef cattle and the agricultural industry. I am currently in my second year, studying Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph), after completing 4 years of an undergraduate Animal Science degree. I have a particular interest in large animal medicine and reproduction and I hope to pursue these areas as a future career. The opportunities afforded to me through 4-H and junior beef breed organizations have been numerous, and the life lessons that I’ve learned through such have been foundational. Whether it was a junior national show, a leadership conference, an international trip, or a public speaking competition, the friendships and mentorships established along the way reflect the true value of such programs. My words are not enough to express the level of appreciation I have for the people that have contributed to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation, but I hope they can speak to the magnitude of benefits that are created through its’ youth scholarships and programming, and the value of these opportunities to the future of the industry. The FCSF Scholarship will have an immense impact on my academic journey, and I am extremely grateful to those who have made it possible.

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

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

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

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