The Tanya Howe Damsgaard Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Tanya Howe Damsgaard after her brief battle with cancer. Tanya was a passionate individual that embodied education and community service. Tanya grew up on a mixed family farm south of Moose Jaw spending her youth actively enrolled in 4-H and the Charolais breed. Tanya pursued a career in pharmacy through the University of Saskatchewan and practiced in Manitoba until her passing. Tanya was a strong advocate for education and preventive patient care. Tanya’s commitment to excellence noted by her employer when she earned the Pharmacist of the Year Award at London Drugs in 2009. This scholarship is intended to encourage youth with a agriculture background to pursue careers in science and maintain a strong culture of community of service.
This is a $1000 annual scholarship, awarded to students who have completed at least one year of post secondary education in agriculture, pharmacy, science or health sciences at a Canadian college or university. Selection criteria are: agriculture background, community service and academic performance. Application deadline is June 1 and may be submitted to: Tanya Howe Damsgaard Memorial Scholarship 74-325 4th Ave SW Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 Kelly_scott_howe@hotmail.com 306-693-2163
Congratulations to Past Scholarship Winners
Charlene Patterson Charlene is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Physiotherapy at the University of Saskatchewan. She grew up on the Double C Red Angus farm near a small town, named Foam Lake, in Saskatchewan. Charlene was heavily involved in 4-H as a youth in beef and horse clubs. Additionally, she worked at the -Cosmopolitan learning center as Life Skills support worker with individuals with developmental disabilities. Charlene is also passionate about active living. She is personal trainer, swimming instructor and volleyball coach.
Shelby Evans Shelby is studying Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. Shelby is involved in her family farm, Horseshoe E Charolais at Kenaston, SK. She’s been showing cattle at Agribition every year since she was 9 years old. Shelby has been active the in 4-H and the Canadian Charolais Youth Association, having served as a National Director for the CCYA . She also is active in sports, playing basketball, volleyball and track.
Katie Joe Stehr Our first recipient of the Tanya Howe Damsgaard Memorial Scholarship is Katie Joe Stehr. Katie hails from Swan River, Manitoba. She's currently pursuing her Master's degree in Animal Science at University of Saskatchewan. Katie's passion for agriculture, community service and science is outstanding. Congratulations Katie!
The Howe Family Mike & Lisa•Dale & Lois• Kelly & Julie-Anne Farm: (306) 693-2127 Cell: (306) 631-8779