Canadian Angus Foundation

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

The Canadian Angus Foundation offers many different scholarships, awards, bursaries and opportunities that juniors can apply for.

The Canadian Angus Foundation functions to preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research, and historical preservation and restoration. Please read all the information about the scholarships below to find out if you meet the criteria.

Scholarships

2020 Legacy Scholarship recipients
left to right: Kirk Wildman, Canadian Angus Foundation Chair; Morgan Davey; Alana Higgins; Halley Adams;
Beverly Booth; Sarah MacDonald; Belinda Wagner, Canadian Junior Angus Coordinator
2020 Legacy Scholarship recipients left to right: Kirk Wildman, Canadian Angus Foundation Chair; Morgan Davey; Alana Higgins; Halley Adams; Beverly Booth; Sarah MacDonald; Belinda Wagner, Canadian Junior Angus Coordinator

Foundation Legacy Scholarship | Deadline: January 5

Three awards totalling $10,000 will be presented to Canadian Junior Angus members recognizing overall academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and industry knowledge. Awards in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 will be presented.

Top five applicants selected must be present at Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) for an interview and panel discussion. Award winners will be announced at GOAL.

2020 Dick Turner Memorial Scholarship recipient: Sarah MacDonald, Rock Creek, BC
2020 Dick Turner Memorial Scholarship recipient: Sarah MacDonald, Rock Creek, BC

The Dick Turner Memorial Scholarship | Deadline May 15

The Dick Turner Memorial Scholarship was established after the passing of legendary Angus icon Dick Turner in July of 2010.

During his lifetime, Dick committed 55 years of his career to livestock publishing and successfully promoted and advertised the Angus breed specifically through the Canadian Aberdeen Angus News magazine. It was Dick’s ability to foster relationships and boundless enthusiasm that led to his successful tenure. He believed that “information is power” and was best shared with all stakeholders. Dick was a hard worker and recognized the quality of life and relationships as the most rewarding part of his job.

The 2019 Scholarship Winners are: Charlene Elliott, Naomi Best and Kodie Doetzel
The 2019 Scholarship Winners are: Charlene Elliott, Naomi Best and Kodie Doetzel

Canadian Junior Angus Scholarships | Deadline: June 15

A total of three scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000.

2019 Angus Roots Scholarship Winners

Angus Roots Scholarship

The Angus Roots Scholarship is funded by the purchase of tree leaves by members and supporters. Leaves can be purchased for $350 and the financing of this scholarship is destined for the support of Juniors Angus members from the ages of 13-15. Your purchase of a leaf makes for a great way to leave your mark on the future. The Angus Roots Scholarship presents $500 to the top six intermediate aggregates from Showdown each year. Those attending Showdown must participate in a high number of events and show dedication to the Angus breed in order to be considered for the aggregate competition.

Bursaries

GOAL Travel Bursaries

Eight CAF and four CJA GOAL Travel Bursaries will be awarded in the amount of up to $750 to twelve deserving CJA members from anywhere in Canada. Bursaries must be used within the same year awarded to help off-set travel and registration costs for the GOAL Conference.

Want to attend GOAL?

Showdown Travel and Trucking Bursaries

Six Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) Showdown Travel Bursaries will be awarded in the amount of up to
$750 each to deserving CJA members from anywhere in Canada. Bursaries must be used within the same year awarded to help offset travel and registration costs for Showdown. Trucking assistance will be provided to those who travel over 1000 km (one way) and will be pro-rated among approved applicants. Preference will be given for members who organize travel groups and/or large shipments.

Want to attend Showdown?

Bridging the Gap Trucking Bursary

The Bridging the Gap Trucking Bursary was developed to assist young Angus breeders financially with trucking Angus cattle to major or Junior shows in other regions. Examples of events may include but are not limited to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Edmonton Farmfair, Canadian Western Agribition, Summer Synergy, Young Ranchman’s, Manitoba All-Breeds Junior show, Maritime Junior Angus Show, etc.

Connecting Food and Farm Bursary

The Connecting Food and Farm Travel Bursary was developed to encourage urban or non-livestock youth to attend one of our events with a current member to learn about the industry. Examples of events may include but are not limited to GOAL Conference, the Canadian Angus National Convention or livestock shows.

Self-Directed National or International Travel Bursaries

The Self-Directed National or International Travel Bursaries were developed to assist young Angus breeders with financial travel assistance for conferences or events related to the beef cattle industry. Examples of events may include but are not limited to Canadian Angus National Convention, Canadian Beef Industry Conference, Red Angus Association of America National Convention, Beef Leaders Institute, American Angus Association National Convention, National Cattlemens Beef Association Convention, provincial beef meetings and events, World Angus Forum and World Angus Secretariat. 

US Exchange Trips

Represent Canadian Junior Angus in the United States! CJA and the National Junior Angus Association in the States are working together to have an ‘exchange’ between junior members and our leadership conferences and summer events. Opportunities such as attending LEAD Conference and the Junior Red Angus Round-Up are available. 

Education Outreach BursariesSpeaker Sponsorship

The Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) is committed to member education. The CAF will help off-set the cost of speakers for approved regional events for up to $750 per event (additional amounts may be considered, based on value). Affiliate associations shall submit a brief application that includes details on the event as well as a budget. Payment will be issued upon receipt of an invoice(s) showing payment to the speaker(s) and a short report on the event, as well as a list of attendees.

Mentorship Travel Bursaries

Canadian Angus Association Mentorship Program participants may apply for a travel bursary to meet with their program partner at a conference or event related to the beef cattle industry. Examples of events may include, but are not limited to, the Canadian Angus National Convention, Beef Improvement Federation Conference, Canadian Beef Industry Conference, Red Angus Association of America National Convention, Beef Leaders Institute, American Angus Association National Convention, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention, provincial beef meetings and other approved events.

Awards

2020 Junior Angus Stockman: Jill McLerie, Red Deer County, AB
2020 Junior Angus Stockman: Jill McLerie, Red Deer County, AB

Junior Angus Stockman of the Year | Nominations due April 15

The Junior Angus Stockman of the Year award was developed to recognize those outstanding young cattlemen who are constantly growing their ‘stockmanship’ capability by actively working with their Angus cattle; with actual farm involvement in day-to-day care of their livestock; learning the pedigrees and being actively involved in some breeding decisions within their operation; promoting their operation and cattle to the public through various and diversified means; growing their knowledge of nutrition, genetics and breeding; producing, selling and supporting demonstrable, reputable, notable, superior quality cattle; and understanding the relationship between our purebred Angus business and the commercial cattle and beef industry from the cow/calf producer through to the retail consumer experience. Five finalists will be selected from the nominations and will each receive $250.

2020 Outstanding Young Angus Breeder: Matthew Fleury, Aberdeen, SK
2020 Outstanding Young Angus Breeder: Matthew Fleury, Aberdeen, SK

Outstanding Young Angus Breeder

The Outstanding Young Angus Breeder award was developed to recognize an Angus breeder between the ages of 22 and 30 who has demonstrated a desire to stay involved in the Angus business for years to come based on their involvement within the breed up to this point in his or her career.
The winner will receive promotion and publicity of their Angus cattle operation through the Canadian Angus Association, plus financial reward.

Lexi Hicks, 2019/2020 Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador
Lexi Hicks, 2019/2020 Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador

CAF Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador | Applications due April 30

The Junior Ambassador is sponsored by the Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF). Five finalists attend National Convention each year, each of whom receive $1,000 and up to $750 in travel expenses. The Junior Ambassador, picked among the finalists, acts as a role model for youth and represents the members of the Canadian Junior Angus. It is an opportunity to network with leaders in the agricultural industry and to learn from them. The Junior Ambassador will have the opportunity to attend at least one international event and several major agricultural events in Canada. The events attended and the focus of the role is dependent on the vision of the Junior Ambassador.