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 was recognized 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 Post Secondary Scholarship Opportunity
Application deadline is June 1st annually
Available to Full Time Students having completed at least 1 year of Post Secondary Education
Eligible areas of study include agriculture, pharmacy, science or health sciences
Can be at a Canadian college or university.
Selection criteria are: agriculture background, community service and academic performance.
Daniel Mutlow grew up in the Moose Jaw area and has been involved with all aspects of mixed farming on his family farm. He is enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan in the college of Agriculture and Bioresources working on a Major in Agribusiness. He will graduate in December 2020.
2020 Scholarship Recipient
Blake Christmann grew up on a cattle ranch near Central Butte, He was a 9 year member of the Ernfold 4-H Beef Club and participated in several sports during high school. Blake received a 75 year 4-H Generation Award recognizing the participation of his mother, grandmother and great grandparents in the 4-H program. He is enrolled in the Faculty of Agriculture working towards a Bachelor of Science, with a Major in Agronomy which he will complete in April 2020.
Kaitlyn Harrison 2020 Scholarship Recipient
Kaitlyn Harrison grew up on a cattle ranch near Craven. She was a 4-H member in the Beef project and has been active in sports and volunteering. She is enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources working on a Major in Environmental Science.
Paytten Frankhanel grew up on a cattle ranch at New Norway, Alberta. She was involved in 4-H with beef and horse projects. She was part of a judging team at Agribition in Regina and placed 4th as an individual. She attended Lakeland College where she studied Animal Science Technology. She is currently enrolled at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences working on a major in Animal Science and will be entering her final year in the fall of 2020.
Erinn Jones 2018 Scholarship Recipient
Erinn Jones is from Rockyview County, Alberta. She is enrolled in the College of Engineering Majoring in civil engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.
Chelsea Cunningham 2018 Scholarship Recipient
Chelsea Cunningham is from Kelvington, Saskatchewan. Chelsea is enrolled in a Doctoral program at the University of Saskatchewan in Health Sciences, Systems Biology and Cancer Genetics.
Travis Hunter 2018 Scholarship Recipient
Travis Hunter hails from Didsbury, Alberta. Travis is enrolled at Olds College in Agriculture Management Majoring in Marketing.
Autumn Lawson is from Rose Valley, Saskatchewan.
She is studying Animal Science at the University of Saskatchewan.
Grayson Johnson is from Glentworth, Saskatchewan.
She is studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan to obtain her DVM.
Charlene Patterson Charlene is enrolled in a Master’s of Physiotherapy at the University of Saskatchewan. She grew up on the Double C Red Angus farm near Foam Lake, SK. Charlene was heavily involved in 4-H as a youth in beef and horse clubs. She worked at the Cosmopolitan learning center as Life Skills support worker for 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!
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