Calgary, Alberta - The Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation (FCSF) are pleased to announce the recipients of their 2018 scholarships. Thirty-six applications were received from across the country. The quality and potential is great within the youth of our industry and while we would like to assist all those who applied, we are limited to five scholarships. This year's recipients illustrated the bright future that our youth are presenting to the agriculture industry and Simmental breed.
Scholarships that are being awarded for the 2018 - 2019 academic year include, the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship, the Dr. Dixon Memorial Scholarship and the Trevor Vance- First Year Scholarship, with a combined value of $12,000.
Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarships which are valued at $3,000 each and were awarded to Emilee Oro of Clive, Alberta and Kaitlyn Maxwell of Viking, Alberta. Emilee is taking the Agriculture Management program at Olds College and Kaitlyn is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of British Columbia in Kelowna.
The Dr. Dixon Memorial Scholarships, in memory of Dr. Allan A. Dixon are valued at $2,000 each were awarded to Austin Jacobson of Ponoka, Alberta and Courtney Wolfe of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Austin is studying Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and Courtney is taking Animal Bioscience at the University of Saskatchewan.
The Trevor Vance - First Year Scholarship, in memory of Trevor Edward Vance is valued at $2,000 and this year is awarded to Tia Schram from Bruderheim, Alberta. Tia is studying for her Business degree at Concordia University.
Ken Lewis, President of Friends of Canadian Simmental Association said, "It's great to see so many high quality Scholarship Applications spread out from across the country. Each of this year's recipients have showcased leadership, development skills and a dedication to their community as well as the livestock industry. Congratulations to all of this year's scholarship recipients and we wish everyone who applied, the very best in your future education goals".
The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation is a not-for-profit registered Foundation that is dedicated to scholarships and educational support of youth, as well as research for the improvement of Canadian agriculture.
For more information please contact:
Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation
#13 4101 - 19
th St. N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 7C4