Bean Feed is a proud tradition in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources to celebrate our student, faculty and staff award recipients and to thank our generous donors. With the support of our donors, the College of Agriculture and Bioresources awarded $1.7 million in scholarships, bursaries and awards!

What started 85 years ago, as a simple gathering and dinner of baked beans, has evolved into a more formal tradition that we all look forward to every year.

We invite you to view our student, faculty and staff award recipients, and the list of our bursaries.

Scholarship recipients

100th Anniversary Scholarship in Horticultural Science 

Established in 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of horticultural science at the University of Saskatchewan, and to recognize a spirit of volunteerism, this scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year horticulture science degree student pursuing a degree in horticulture science. 

Antonio Pittet 

 


H. Browne Memorial Scholarship in Horticulture

This scholarship was established in memory of Alfred Henry Browne, Saskatoon’s first Parks Superintendent, by his daughter Joan Browne. In a 44-year career beginning in 1909, Browne led the transformation of Saskatoon’s landscape where he oversaw the planting of more than 30,000 trees. This scholarship recognizes academic achievement of students pursuing a BSA degree with a major in horticulture.  

Gabrielle Ayles, Julie Clarke 

 


Adeline and William Haberman Memorial Scholarship  

In 1995, Mr. Herb Haberman of Watrous, Sask. established a trust fund in memory of his parents that provides an annual scholarship to a third- or fourth-year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture student in crop science, soil science or agronomy. 

Mackenzie Van Damme 

 


 Agriculture Students Association Award  

The Agriculture Students Association Award was established in 2016 and is administered by the College of Agriculture and Bioresources thanks to an annual gift from the Agriculture Students Association. This award recognizes academic achievement and a commitment to enhancing the agricultural community among undergraduate students in AgBio. Award recipients must demonstrate involvement in the agricultural community and a commitment to making the agricultural industry a better place to work and learn. 

Julie Sharp, Morgan Woodman 

 


Albert and Beatrice Trew Memorial Scholarship 

Family of Albert and Beatrice Trew established this memorial award to support a second-, third- or fourth-year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture student. The Trews were long-time Lemsford area farmers and strong supporters of cooperative action. Beatrice was elected MLA for Maple Creek in 1944. She later served on the Thomson Advisory Committee on Medical Care, which led to Canada’s universal healthcare plan. 

Greta Mader Stevens 

 


Alexander and Jean Auckland Awards in Agriculture 

Alexander and Jean Auckland, farmers in the Saskatoon area, gifted a joint life insurance policy in 1993 to be used to help students in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Awarded by AgBio’s Committee on Studies and Awards, it goes to academically proficient students at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate stages of their educational careers. 

Grace Gowera, Quinn Hlus, Sandesh Neupane, Matt Remenda, Chengyong Zhu 

 


Alexander Malcolm Shaw Memorial Graduate Scholarship 

Established by Anne Gordon Shaw Hudson in memory of her father, Alexander Malcolm Shaw, a member of the faculty from 1911 to 1937 and dean of the college from 1931 to 1937. This award is available to students pursuing graduate studies in animal production and/or nutrition; feed, meat and/or dairy science within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Katie Harris 

 


Andjelic Land Graduate Award in Agricultural Research 

This award was established by Robert Andjelic, the founder of Andjelic Land, to reward academic achievement of graduate students at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources conducting research with the potential to significantly advance production agriculture. 

Shangyi Xu 

 


Arnold and Emily Robinson Scholarship 

This award was established through a bequest from the late Mr. Arnold Robinson and later supplemented through a bequest made by his wife Emily Robinson. The scholarship recognizes academic achievement of an entering or continuing student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. 

Tanner Abraham, Hunter Johnson, Greta Mader Stevens, Krishan Shah, Liam Sjodin 

 


Barbara and Frank Pavelich Postgraduate Scholarship in Soil Science 

In 1990, Barbara Pavelich of Kenaston established this award to support research on soils, soil erosion, and other practical soil problems related to the operation of family farms. It is open to postgraduate soil science students. 

Mostafa Hojati 

 


BASF Canada Scholarship in Agriculture 

This award was established by BASF Canada to recognize the academic achievement of second- or third-year bachelor’s degree students at the college majoring in Agronomy, Soil Science, Crop Science or Agribusiness. 

Emily Lischynski, Lainie Muir 

 


Bert Hargrave Scholarship 

In 1996, the estate of Herbert T. Hargrave provided capital to fund a scholarship program for students entering year two, three or four of a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program. Mr. Hargrave was a 1942 graduate who devoted his life to cattle ranching and public service. 

Greta Mader Stevens 

  


Bert Salloum Scholarship in Agricultural Economics 

In 1986, the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce established an annual scholarship in the name of Bert Salloum who was the Board of Trade Commissioner for 23 years. This award goes to a student entering their fourth year of a BSA majoring in agricultural economics.  

Aminata Ba 

 


Bill and Margaret Brewster Scholarship 

The family of the late Bill and Margaret Brewster established this scholarship to honour the legacy of the centennial Brewster family farm near Birch Hills, Sask. This scholarship recognizes the academic achievement of a graduate student pursuing a master’s or PhD program in the Department of Soil Science within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.  

Amanda Mitchell 

 


Breanne Marie Wilson Scholarship 

Established by Breanne Wilson (BSA’10), this award recognizes community involvement and rewards the academic achievement of students majoring in Agronomy within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. It is open to students entering their second or third year of studies. 

Brianne Cadrain 

 


C.M. ‘Red’ Williams Graduate Scholarship in Animal Science 

Honouring Dr. Charles M. (Red) Williams, who taught in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science for over 50 years, these scholarships support students in Animal and Poultry Science and encourage graduate student research in crops, animal production and agricultural policy with the potential to improve sustainable water use in the agricultural sector. 

Catherine Seidl 

  


C. Paul W. and Marianne M. Ziehlke Postgraduate Award in Agriculture 

In 1993, Mrs. Marianne Ziehlke of North Battleford, Sask. established this award to assist academically proficient postgraduate agriculture students. 

Matt Remenda, Chengyong Zhu 

 


Carlson Scholarship in Renewable Resource Management 

Mr. Gary Carlson (BSA‘61, MSc‘64) established this scholarship to recognize the academic achievements of a student in the third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management degree program. 

Aliah Noormahamod 

 


Charles and Verna Stewart Memorial Award 

Established by Cheryl Perry and Lyle Stewart (children of Verna and Charles Stewart) in memory of their parents, this scholarship recognizes students entering their final year of study who wish to farm after graduation. 

Alex Hinz 

 


Charles C. Cook Student Leadership Award 

Established by Charlotte Cook, in memory of her father, to encourage students with good academic records to pursue student leadership activities. 

Emma Collison, Alex Hinz, Hillary Lacelle, Krishan Shah, John Paul Wasan 

 


Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan Award in Agriculture 

This award was established to encourage and recognize interest in the poultry industry, by providing support to two students enrolled in a degree or diploma program in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Caitlyn McMunn, Kasja Wall 

 


Class of ’43 60th Anniversary Award 

Established with donations from the graduating class of 1943, this scholarship is awarded to students pursuing graduate degrees in an area related to sustainable agriculture. 

Loveleen Kaur Dhillon 

 


Class of 1955 School of Agriculture and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Don Tait Memorial Award in Pulse Crops  

In memory of Donald Tait, a School of Agriculture graduate and founding member of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, this award recognizes the academic achievement of a graduate student at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources with a research interest in pulse crops. 

Quinn Sturby 

 


College of Agriculture and Bioresources Scholarship Trust 

The scholarship trust is a consolidated fund that provides long-term financial support for the scholarship and awards program of the college. Unrestricted donations from alumni and friends are directed towards this initiative: 

 

College of Agriculture and Bioresources Entrance Scholarships 

Theophilus Arhin, Rhiann Arnold, Jorja Beck, Brandt Bloudoff, Kayla Deobald, Dylan Derksen, Madelyn Gossen, Hongjian Ji, Kaelyn Larre, Cheyenne Lipka, Sarah Lonsdale, Walker Porter, Katherine Possberg, Jordan Terry, Jordyn Vermeulen, Clare Wever, Shelby Woytiuk 

 

College of Agriculture and Bioresources Renewable Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Students 

Bella Amyotte, Russia Murphy, Emily Sebastian 

 

College of Agriculture and Bioresources Renewable Transfer Scholarship 

Jenna Bowman, Hillary Hunter 

 


Copeland Scholarship in Crop Science 

Established in 1985 by Mr. W. J. Copeland of Rosetown, this scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest average who is majoring in Crop Science and entering their final year. 

Krishan Shah 

 


Daniel Geddes Graduate Scholarship in Plant Sciences 
This award was established by Keith Geddes and David Geddes in honour of their father, a farmer from Paynton, Sask., who worked in cooperation with the former Department of Horticulture from the 1940s through to the 1960s. The award recognizes the academic achievement of graduate students in the Department of Plant Sciences, giving preference to students with horticultural research projects.  

Laura Carruthers 

 


David J. Welch Memorial Prize 

This award has been offered annually since 1996 to the student who attains the highest academic standing in the Biological Engineering courses in the first year of the diploma program. 

Emma Pashulka 

 


Dean and Audrey Pollard Scholarship in Agriculture  

Dean Pollard established his farm in the 1940s. In addition to the grain operation, which was his focus, Dean also raised livestock. A family operation, his son Martin continues the legacy his father built by running the farm after Dean’s passing in 2019. This award was established to recognize the academic achievement of students in an undergraduate degree program. 

Maeve Balmer, Alice Shin 

 


Derek Kuffert Memorial Award 

Established by friends and family of Derek Kuffert, this memorial award recognizes the academic achievement of undergraduate students, with a major or minor in soil science, who have demonstrated a commitment to community activities and/or leadership skills. 

Ella Grimeau 

 


Dollie Hantelman Agricultural Scholarships 

In 1987, the Dollie Hantelman Fund was established by a bequest from the late Florence Kathryn (Dollie) Hantelman of Kyle, Sask. The fund supports undergraduate and graduate students. 

Madisyn Fulcher, Rory Milbrandt, Jeremiah Odiketa, Tyler Peterson, Cole Vanthuyne 

 


Donald and Lois Forsberg Scholarship in Plant Sciences 

Established with a generous gift from Neil Forsberg, this award is open to undergraduate students majoring in Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. To be eligible, students must have graduated from a Saskatchewan high school. 

Paige MacMillan 

 


Douglas Christie Ferguson Fund Scholarship 

A gift from the estate of Douglas Christie Ferguson established a scholarship fund for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Mr. Ferguson was a farmer and International Harvester dealer in the North Battleford area. 

Andrew Altwasser, Logan Englot, Marley Kradovill, Annika Steckler 

 


Dow Agrosciences Scholarships in Agriculture 

In memory of Barry Pasloski, Dow Agrosciences established a trust fund in 1989 to provide two annual scholarships to third- or fourth-year students who have shown significant academic improvement. 

Kaylee Fulcher, Le Diem Phuc Nguyen 

 


Downey Family Graduate Scholarship in Plant Sciences 

Established by Keith and Edna Downey, the Downey Family Scholarship rewards academic achievement of graduate students in the Department of Plant Sciences with a project related to crop research. Dr. Downey began his career as a research officer with Agriculture Canada in 1952 where he worked with numerous crops and is most recognized for his contributions to the canola sector. 

Sheila Taillon 

 


Dr. Alfred E. Slinkard Postgraduate Scholarship 

The Saskatchewan Pulse Crop Development Board provides an annual donation to promote academic excellence in the area of pulse crop research. The award is named in honour of pioneering pulse breeder Dr. Alfred Slinkard, and is given to a student pursuing an MSc or PhD focusing on pulse crops. 

Fan Cheng 

 


Dr. Bernie Sonntag Memorial Award in Agricultural Economics 

This award was established by Mrs. Mary Sonntag, loving wife of the late Dr. Bernard “Bernie” Sonntag in recognition of his passion and enthusiasm for his work in ag-economics and to support the value he placed on higher education. It recognizes a graduate student in Agricultural Economics who grew up on or has very strong ties to a Canadian prairie family farm. 

Judson Christopherson 

 


Dr. Hadley Van Vliet Memorial Scholarship 

With funding from the Perseverance Farm, donated to the college by John Hickie (DipAg’56, BSA’59), this scholarship was established to honour the legacy of Dr. Hadley Van Vliet, celebrated agricultural economist and instructor, who taught at the college from 1938 to 1968. The scholarship recognizes academic achievement of undergraduate students in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 

Lindsay Daniel 

 


Dr. Keith Downey Undergraduate Scholarship in Agriculture 

SaskCanola provides an annual gift to support a scholarship in honour of Dr. Keith Downey. Dr. Downey (BSA‘51) worked with Agriculture Canada his entire career as a breeder and co-breeder of 13 canola varieties and five condiment mustard varieties. Dr. Downey and longtime collaborator, Baldur Stefasson, became known as the “Fathers of Canola.” The scholarship supports continuing undergraduate students whose family are registered canola growers. 

Lindsay Daniel 

 


Dr. F.V. MacHardy Graduate Fellowship in Grasslands Management 

Dr. Fenton MacHardy (BE‘50) established this award to recognize the research excellence of students pursuing a MSc degree or PhD, specializing in grasslands research, in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Sheila Taillon 

 


Dr. Robert E. Redmann Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Plant Sciences 

A donation from Mrs. Elaine Redmann in memory of Dr. Robert E. Redmann, professor of plant sciences from 1968 to 2000, established this award. It recognizes academic achievement of graduate students with a research focus related to plant sciences. 

Laura Carruthers 

Edwin Wells and Walter and Jean (Wells) Curry Scholarship in Agriculture 

Established by G. Edwin Wells, and Walter and Jean Curry, this scholarship recognizes full-time students in their final or next to final year of a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree. Recipients will have graduated from a high school in Saskatchewan, Alberta or Manitoba. High academic achievement, exceptional leadership and demonstrated commitment and involvement in the community all play a factor in the selection process. 

Marika van den Berg 

 


Eiler Humbert Memorial Scholarship in Food and Bioproduct Sciences 

Established by the family of Professor Emeritus Eiler Humbert, this award recognizes well-rounded undergraduate students for strong academic performance as well as participation in campus community activities.  

Jordan Engstrom 

 


Ernest Winn McKenzie Scholarship 

A gift in 1996 from the estate of Kathleen Rose McKenzie established this scholarship in memory of her husband. It supports a student entering year two, three or four of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program, majoring in soil science or agronomy. 

Lainie Muir 

 


Frank and Freda Riecken Scholarship in Soil Science 

In memory of her late husband, Mrs. Freda Riecken established this scholarship to recognize a student entering their third year of any degree in the Department of Soil Science.  

Ty Anaka 

 


Gerhard Rakow Legacy Award 

Dr. Gerhard Rakow was an internationally recognized plant breeder who had major impact on the Canadian canola and condiment mustard industries. This award was established to support graduate research in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources pertaining to plant breeding. 

Quinn Sturby 

 


Gerwing Agriculture and Bioresources Scholarship for Indigenous Achievement 

Connie Gerwing grew up in a farming family and still has strong connections to Saskatchewan’s agricultural community. Connie has established this award in the hope that indigenous students may find career opportunities and reconnection to the land. It is open to Indigenous students in any undergraduate program (degree, diploma, or certificate) at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Emily Sebastian 

 


Graham A. Jones Scholarship 

Established through a gift from Professor Emeritus Graham A. Jones, the scholarship recognizes a third- or fourth-year student in the BSA degree program majoring in Food and Bioproduct Sciences with a demonstrated interest in microbiology. 

Coleman Carleton 

 


Gopalan Selvaraj Innovation Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Plant Sciences 

This scholarship was established by Dr. Ravinder (Ravi) Jain in appreciation of Dr. Gopalan Selvaraj’s mentorship as Ravi’s PhD supervisor during the 1990s. The award recognizes the academic achievement of graduate students in the Department of Plant Sciences, whose area of study is related to innovative research in plant sciences. 

Matt Remenda 

  


Hanson Award in Soil Science 

The family of the late Mr. Ira Hanson and Mr. Maurice Hanson, Sr., contributed funds to establish an award fund in their memory. The Hanson brothers, long-time farmers from the Harris area, provided considerable support to the university during their lifetime. 

Levi Lundell 

 


Harold Horner Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture 

Norval Horner established this award in memory of his father, Harold Horner (BSc‘33, MSc‘36), who was raised on a farm near Creelman, Sask. Following WW II, Mr. Harold Horner joined the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture and was deputy minister for over 20 years. He later served as executive director of rail rationalization, chair of the Saskatchewan Research Council and was a key figure in bringing the WCVM to USask. Harold’s honours included an Honorary Doctor of Laws from USask, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, Distinguished Agrologist and election to the Agricultural Hall of Fame. 

Amanda Mitchell 

 


Harris and Lauretta and Raymond Earl Parr Memorial Scholarship in Agriculture  

This award was established in 1996 through a bequest from Mrs. Ilo Mohr Parr in honour of her husband Raymond Earl Parr and his parents Harris and Lauretta Parr. This award recognizes the academic achievement of postgraduate students at the college. 

Hansanee Fernando, Tyler Hartl 

  


Harvey Scholarship 

In 1999, Dr. Ross Buschlen Harvey [BSc‘35, MSc‘38, PhD (McGill)] provided funds by bequest to establish the Harvey Scholarship in memory of his parents. It recognizes academic achievement of undergraduate students who through their programs of study are contributing to the development of agriculture in Saskatchewan. 

Tanner Abraham, Noah Altwasser, Maeve Balmer, Kendra DuRussel, Madisyn Fulcher, Jared Hanke, Nyah Hopkins, Greta Mader Stevens, Domenica Medina Sanchez, Taylor Miller, Cole Sanderson, Monica Simpson, Julia Tregobov, Hanna Weflen, Christa Woudwijk 

  


Henry and Erica Martynse Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture 

This scholarship was established to honour the memory of Henry and Erica Martynse, renowned Canadian seed growers. It is presented to graduate students in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources to recognize and reward academic achievement. 

Xinjie Yu 

 


Howard Lindberg Memorial Award 

This award was established by the Saskatoon Community Foundation at the wish of Howard Lindberg, and in his memory, to honour his life as a farmer and his thoughtful and generous spirit. It is awarded to diploma students who graduated from a small rural high school. 

 

Erica Ward 

Ira K. Mumford Scholarship in Agriculture 

Mr. Mumford served in leadership roles for numerous agricultural organizations and his contributions helped shape the western Canadian agriculture sector. This scholarship recognizes the academic achievement of a student in any degree program in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 

Bryden Tessier 

 


J.D. MacFarlane Scholarship 

This award was established in 1982 by John D. MacFarlane to be awarded to a postgraduate student on the basis of academic achievement. The recipient must have been a Saskatchewan resident for the last five years. 

Fan Cheng 

 


J.M. Bell Postgraduate Scholarship in Animal Nutrition 

Established by Dr. J.M. Bell and the Canola Council of Canada, this scholarship is awarded for academic excellence to full time postgraduate students pursuing studies in animal nutrition with specific interest in canola utilization.  

Karandeep Sodhi 

  


James Donald Hardin Scholarship  

Established in 1989 by Violet Maud Hardin in memory of her husband, James Donald Hardin, this award is offered annually to students entering their second year of a diploma program.  

Mary Spark, Erica Ward, Morgan Woodman 

 


Jickling Agricultural Scholarship 

Established in 1989 by Fred, Robert, and Brian Jickling, this award honours Alex and Ella Jickling who were pioneer farmers from the Brock district of Saskatchewan. The award provides support and recognizes academic achievement of a second-, third- or fourth-year BSA student majoring in Crop Science, Soil Science or Agronomy. 

Carter McLean 

 


Jim Anderson Scholarship in Agriculture and Bioresources 

Jim Anderson graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture in 1937 and farmed for 50 years in the Conquest, Saskatchewan area. He established this scholarship in 1997 to recognize the academic achievement of students entering the Diploma in Agriculture program.  

Hayden Strelioff 

 


John Baerg Awards 

In 2006, John E. Baerg donated funds to establish the John Baerg Scholarship Fund. It recognizes postgraduate students with a demonstrated interest in teaching activity and who are conducting research in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Nathan Gyan, Shangyi Xu, Katie Harris 

 


John Hickie Scholarship in Agriculture and Bioresources 

This award was established by John Hickie (DipAg’56, BSA’59) and is funded through his gift of the Perseverance Farm to the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. It is awarded to continuing undergraduate students in the college for high academic achievement in any degree program. 

Kaylee Fulcher 

 


John Mitchell Memorial Scholarship 

Dr. John Mitchell (BSA‘24) was the Head of the University of Saskatchewan Department of Soil Science from 1934 to 1955. This award was established in 1958 in his honour and is given to the first-year student with the highest average.  

Sydney Hogg 

 


Karen Tanino Horticulture Science Scholarship 

This scholarship was established in 2018 by Professor Karen Tanino of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. It recognizes the academic achievement of a fourth-year student majoring in Horticulture Science. 

Eileen van Heerde 

 


Kelly Aulie Memorial Scholarship 

In memory of Kelly Aulie (BSA‘88), friends and business associates established a fund to provide an annual scholarship. It is awarded to a student entering their third or fourth year Animal Science who has also made a sports, social, or leadership contribution to the college. 

Julie Sharp 

 


Kulshreshtha Scholarship in Agricultural and Resource Economics 

Established by Surendra (Suren) Kulshreshtha, this award recognizes the academic achievement of graduate students pursuing a MSc or PhD in the Department of Agricultural and 

Resource Economics with a research focus related to farm level environmental issues. 

Judson Christopherson 

 


L.H. Hantelman Postgraduate Scholarship 

This scholarship was established by a bequest from the late Louis H. Hantelman to provide scholarships to students pursuing postgraduate studies in agriculture. 

Georgiana Antochi-Crihan, Hansanee Fernando, Katie Harris 

 


Larry Janzen Memorial Scholarship 

Mrs. Doreen Janzen established this award in her late husband’s memory. Mr. Janzen worked closely with the Crop Development Centre and was the founding chair of the Seager Wheeler Historical Farm Society. This award recognizes the academic achievement of an undergraduate degree student specializing in plant sciences. 

Anne McGowan 

 

Major Alfred Frank Mantle Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship was established to honour the memory of Major Alfred Frank Mantle, deputy minister, Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture (1910–1915). It recognizes an undergraduate student in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources who demonstrates academic achievement as well as leadership, innovation, and commitment to the livelihood of farm families.  

Krishan Shah 

 


Marc Delage Memorial Scholarship 

In honour of Marc Delage (DipAg’06, BSA’08) and his passion for agriculture and community involvement, this scholarship was established by his family. Well-rounded second- or third-year undergraduate students who have achieved personal growth through involvement in a community or organizational activity are considered for this award. 

Laura Glover 

  


Martin Pedersen and Family Postgraduate Scholarship 

Beginning in 1982, Mr. Martin Pedersen and family of Star City, Sask., made donations to recognize the contributions of the University of Saskatchewan to the training and development of several members of the Pedersen family. This scholarship is to provide support to students pursuing studies in agricultural sciences. 

Judson Christopherson 

  


Mickleborough Graduate Scholarship in Agricultural Economics 

Established in 2019 by brothers Kent Mickleborough (BSA’90 Ag Econ) and Andrew Mickleborough (MSc’97 Ag Econ) from Eston, Sask., this scholarship recognizes graduate students undertaking thesis research in agricultural policy or transportation in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 

Rebecca Zanello 

  


Molson Canada Book Prize 

This award is offered annually to undergraduate students who are majoring in food and bioproduct sciences. 

CJ Manning, Kristian Ozmun 

 


Molson Postgraduate FABS Graduate Study Achievement Award 

This award recognizes the achievement of graduate students who have defended a thesis in the food science and applied microbiology programs, one at the MSc level and one at the PhD level. 

Antonia Powell, Yikai Ren 

 


Norman and Kathleen Lean Postgraduate Scholarship in Agriculture 

Established through a donation to the college from Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lean, this award supports students pursuing postgraduate studies in agriculture. 

Sainey Ceesay 

  


O.M. Elviss Postgraduate Scholarship in Agriculture  

The scholarship recognizes graduate students with research projects pertinent to food production in developing regions of the world. It was established in 1985 by Mr. O. Dale Elviss of London, ON, on behalf of the Elviss family.  

Nazila Mohtashami 

 


Pat Toderian Scholarship in Animal Science 

This fund was established in 1981 by friends and business associates of the late Mr. Pat Toderian, a long-time livestock order buyer in Saskatoon. One award is provided to the student entering fourth year Animal Science with the highest cumulative average and one to the Animal Science student showing the greatest scholastic improvement in third year. 

Royce Moellenbeck, Julie Sharp 

 


Paulden F. and Dorathea I. Knowles Postgraduate Scholarship in Crop Sciences 

In 1995, Dorathea Knowles established this fund to promote and recognize scholarly work in the field of crop science. Specifically, the scholarship is directed at students pursuing an MSc or a PhD degree in that field. 

Prerana Upretee 

 


Professor Emeritus Hartley Furtan Award 

Established by Trevis McConaghy (BComm‘00, BSA‘98) in honour of Professor Hartley Furtan, this award recognizes the academic achievement of rural Saskatchewan students who are involved in volunteerism and/or community while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. 

Alex Hinz 

 


Purdy Postgraduate Scholarship 

This scholarship was established in 1984 in memory of Purdy family members involved in agriculture. It is awarded to students pursuing postgraduate studies in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Shangyi Xu 

 


Putnam Family Memorial Award 

Established in 2005 as a bequest from the estate of Helen Tabbutt (née Putnam), this scholarship has been named to memorialize her family, parents, and siblings. It is awarded to students pursuing postgraduate studies in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Katie Harris, Loveleen Kaur Dhillon, Prerana Upretee, Shangyi Xu 

 

Rene Vandeveld Postgraduate Awards 

In 1985, the late Rene Vandeveld, who farmed in the Viscount, Sask., area for 45 years, left funds and royalties from mineral rights to the University of Saskatchewan. These resources provide postgraduate agricultural scholarships and support crop science research. 

Daphnée Ferland, Kalhari Manawasinghe, Nathaniel Ort, Quinn Sturby, Sheila Taillon 

  


Richard Szwydky Memorial Scholarship 

This award was established by Corinne Szwydky with the support of the Saskatoon Co-op Agro Centre in memory of her husband, Richard Szwydky (BSA’94), to pay special tribute to his passion for agriculture. It recognizes academic achievement of undergraduate students entering their second, third, or fourth year majoring in agronomy, crop science or soil science. 

Mackenzie Metke 

 


Robert and Maude Hale Scholarship 

In 2004, this award was established as a gift from the estate of Mrs. Mary Tuckey in memory of her parents, Robert and Maude Hale. It has been designated for students entering the College of Agriculture and Bioresources with a high average. 

Kira Wignes 

 


Robert B. and Norma McKercher Undergraduate Scholarship in Soil Sciences 

Established by Robert (Bob) (BSA’54, MSc’56) and Norma McKercher, this award recognizes significant academic improvement of an undergraduate student in their final year of any major offered through the Department of Soil Science. 

Kassidy MacIntyre 

 


Robert T. Armstrong Scholarship 

In 2011, this award was established by a gift from the estate of Verna E. Armstrong in memory of her husband Robert. This scholarship may be used to recognize the academic achievement of continuing undergraduate or postgraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Allison Laing, Rory Milbrandt 

 


Roderick Alan McLean Memorial Award 

Mrs. Muriel McLean and the estate of the late Mr. Roderick McLean established this award to support graduate students in the Department of Plant Sciences whose area of research relates to variety development or soil conservation.  

Rebeca Rodrigues Crespo 

 


Ron Gallaway Memorial Scholarship 

This award was established by Marguerite Gallaway, wife of Ronald Gallaway (DipAg'48), in his memory. Mr. Gallaway was a life-long farmer, and very active in his home community of Estevan, Sask., and beyond. The award recognizes the academic achievement of agriculture diploma program graduates who have decided to pursue degree programs in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Erik Carey 

  


Ross Johnson Memorial Scholarship 

Family and friends of Ross Johnson established this award in his memory. Mr. Johnson had a strong connection with the agricultural community and received his diploma from the college in 1979. This award recognizes scholastic merit of a student in the second year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture majoring in Animal or Poultry Science, who has received the top mark in the 200-level Livestock and Poultry Production class. 

Tanner Abraham 

 


Rossnagel Scholarship for Academic Improvement 

In 2000, Brian and Laurel Rossnagel established an annual scholarship. It is awarded to a student entering the fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program after demonstrating significant academic improvement in third year. 

Hanna Popp 

 


Russell Fisher Scholarship 

Mr. Russell Fisher (BSA’49) established an annual scholarship in recognition of the help he received at an early age and of his lifelong commitment to agriculture. This scholarship will help others pursue their education in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.  

Erik Carey 

  


S.N. Horner Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture 

Mr. Samuel N. Horner of Creelman, Sask., endowed a scholarship fund starting in 1956. Mr. Horner served on the Board of Governors at the University of Saskatchewan as well as being a Saskatchewan Wheat Board delegate for many years.  

Amanda Mitchell 

 


S.P. Mathur Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture 

This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Sukhdev Mathur (PhD ’66) to honour his memory and recognize his contributions as a soil microbiologist, biochemist, and early contributor to climate science. The award recognizes the scholarly achievements of PhD students focusing on soil microbiology, soil chemistry, and/or soil health. 

Mostafa Hojati 

  


Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association (SAGA) Undergraduate Scholarship 

Established by the executive of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association (SAGA), this award recognizes community involvement and academic achievement of undergraduate degree or diploma students. 

Gabrielle Ayles, John Paul Wasan 

 


Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists Scholarships 

The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists has supported scholarships for students studying at the college since 1959. This award recognizes students entering their second, third, and fourth year of any degree program as well as a student entering their second year of a diploma program. 

Kendra DuRussel, Sydney Gerelus, Miriam Lade, Erica Ward 

 


Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Don Jacques Memorial Postgraduate Fellowship 

Since 1995, the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers have funded this postgraduate fellowship to recognize and support outstanding academic achievement as well as a research interest in pulse crops. This award honours the memory of Don R. Jacques. 

Keely Shaw 

 


Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission Essay Award 

Through this award, the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission recognizes continuing students enrolled in any College of Agriculture and Bioresources undergraduate degree program specializing in an area of study that could have an impact on the wheat industry. 

Lindsay Daniel, Julia Finlayson, Ethan Kish, Anita Vachon 

 


Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission Postgraduate Award 

The purpose of this award is to attract and retain graduate students who plan to conduct research with social or scientific relevance to a sustainable and profitable western Canadian wheat sector. 

Georgiana Antochi-Crihan, Daphnée Ferland, Kalhari Manawasinghe, Berenice Romero, Subarna Sharma, Blake Weiseth 

 


Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission Scholarship 

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission provides an annual contribution to recognize academic achievement of continuing students in any program offered in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources whose immediate family are wheat growers. 

Nyah Hopkins, Bryden Tessier 

 


SaskMilk Graduate Scholarship 

This award was established to recognize a student in the MSc or PhD program majoring in Animal and Poultry science who has demonstrated an interest in dairy production. 

Sophia Donde 

 


Scott Craig Memorial Scholarship 

In memory of Scott Craig, family and friends established this award recognizing the academic achievement of continuing undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Students who receive this award have demonstrated involvement in agricultural community activities or demonstrated that they’ve been favourably influenced by a prairie upbringing. 

Cailey Church 

 


Syngenta Achievement Award 

The Syngenta Achievement Award was established in 1993. It has been awarded annually for academic achievement to a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture student entering the second, third or fourth year of studies.  

Kaylee Fulcher 

 


Syngenta Scholarship in Sustainable Agriculture 

First awarded in 2004, this scholarship recognizes academic achievement of students pursuing a master’s degree in an area related to sustainable agriculture. 

Prerana Upretee 

 


Todd and Denise Treslan Award in Agriculture  

This award was established by Todd and Denise Treslan to recognize the academic achievement of a second- or third-year undergraduate student majoring in Agronomy or Environmental Science. 

Lexi Paterson 

 


Torvald and Margaret Tollefson Renewable Entrance Scholarship 

Established in memory of Margaret and Torvald (Marg and Torie) Tollefson, this award is funded through a bequest from the estate of Margaret Tollefson. These renewable entrance awards recognize the academic achievement of students entering the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Award renewal is contingent upon continued academic proficiency.  

Kiah Bryce, Adrian Byman, Lindsay Daniel, Emma Fehr, Hannah Hjorteland, Kim Hood, Nyah Hopkins, Hillary Lacelle, Emily Lischynski, Brayden Lubach, Rory Milbrandt, Kaylee Perry, Jenna Pomedli, Rafael Siqueira, Marika van den Berg, Walker Watson,  

 


Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Distinction Provided by Women in Ag 

This award was established in 2013 to recognize the academic achievement of an undergraduate student at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources who graduated from a Saskatchewan high school. 

Allison Laing 

 


University of Saskatchewan Scholarship 

The University of Saskatchewan provides scholarships to students who have demonstrated high academic proficiency in the most recent session. 

Tanner Abraham, Kendra DuRussel, Nyah Hopkins, Allison Laing, Hana Rogers, Julia Tregobov 

 


University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Scholarship 

The University of Saskatchewan provides scholarships to students who have demonstrated high academic proficiency in the most recent session. 

Gabrielle Ayles, Lindsay Daniel, Jenna Dubyts, Jade Fossen, Kaylee Fulcher, Makenna Mitchell, Lainie Muir, Aliah Noormahamod, Alice Shin, Bryden Tessier, Erica Ward, John Paul Wasan 

 


Walter Scott Scholarship 

Established by the late Honourable Walter Scott and his daughter, Dorothy L. Scott, this scholarship is awarded to a student entering the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program after one or more successful years in pursuit of a diploma at the college. 

Shelby Wakefield 

 


Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) Graduate Scholarship 

This scholarship was established to support and encourage top graduate students within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources to further their studies in research that aligns with WGRF research priorities. 

Brooke Coller, Kaylie Krys, Claire Owen, Warren Seib 

 


William G. Barclay Scholarship in Agriculture 

Established by the family of William Barclay, this award recognizes the academic achievement of students entering their second year of the Diploma in Agriculture Program. 

Jeremiah Igbinovia 

 


William M. Farley Memorial Scholarship 

William Manley Farley (DipAg‘50) devoted his life to farming and had a strong belief in contributing to the agricultural industry. In 1998, he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame. Through a bequest from Mr. Farley, this award was established to recognize the academic achievement of students pursuing any undergraduate degree in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.   

Charles Holmes, Julia Tregobov 

 

Bursaries

Thank you to the donors who have generously supported our students through the following bursaries and special purpose awards:  

 

Alexander and Jean Auckland Agricultural Undergraduate Bursary 

Alicia Hargrave Memorial Bursary 

Alan J. Hosegood Pioneer Farm Bursary 

ANAC SK Branch Conference Travel Award 

Art Sawatsky Memorial Bursary  

Ben Blacklock Memorial Bursary 

Canadian Prairie Lily Society Horticultural Bursary 

Chuck Ford Memorial Bursary 

CIBC Aboriginal Student Grants 

Class of 1962 Agros 50th Anniversary Award 

College of Agriculture and Bioresources Experiential Learning Fund 

David Christensen Travel Fellowships Fund 

David Fraser Bursary 

Dean J.A Brown Bursary 

Dean and Audrey Pollard Bursaries in Agriculture 

Douglas L. Gibson Memorial Award in Food Science 

Dr. Germain B. Loguinoff Bursary in memory of Maria Loguinoff 

Dr. John Mitchell and Associates Bursaries 

Duncan MacRae - Duncan MacRae Bursary in Agriculture 

Francis Nolan Memorial Bursaries 

Fred Knoedler Memorial Bursary 

Fredeen Bursaries 

Gillian Hughes Memorial Travel Fellowship 

Harold Drew Memorial Bursary 

Howard Henderson Memorial Bursary 

Ivor Hull Bursaries  

J. D. MacFarlane Bursary 

Jim Puckett Bursary in Agriculture 

John Baerg Bursary 

John Bryan Bruce Memorial Bursary 

John G. Stephenson Memorial Bursary 

John McIntosh Memorial Bursary 

John Nyquist Bursaries 

Joseph Alexander Buchan Family Award in Agriculture 

Helen Ruth Keay Bursary 

Lawrence and Josie Kales Bursary 

Lucien Jacobs Bursary 

Mrs. Florence Cowan - Cowan Family Bursary 

Mrs. Marion Champlin Elliot - J. Manley Champlin Memorial Bursary in Plant Science 

Pat Beaujot Agricultural Bursary 

Paterson Foundation - Paterson Bursaries in Agriculture 

Paul and Elizabeth Paulsen Bursary 

Peter and Dora Kushner Bursary in Agriculture 

Peter Lewochko Bursary Fund 

Rangeland Travel Grants 

Richard Babonich Memorial Bursary in Plant Sciences 

Robert B. and Noma McKercher Graduate Award for International Study 

Saskatchewan Insititute of Agrologists Student Affiliate Member Bursary 

Saskatchewan Seed Growers’ Association Bursary 

Saskatoon Horticulture Society Bursary 

Stan Jameson Memorial Bursary In Animal Science 

Student Enhancement Fund 

W.M. Riddell and B.C. Riddell Scholarship for International Travel 

Walker Wood Foundation Bursary 

Wilcocks Agricultural Bursary 

William G. Ewart and Mary Noreen Ewart Award 

William (Bill) Glenn Bursary 

 

Bursaries are generally awarded based on financial need. 

 

Faculty and staff award recipients

Dr. Natacha Hogan

Associate Professor, Department of Animal and Poultry Science

Dr. Natacha Hogan

Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner 

Professor, Department of Animal and Poultry Science

Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner

Dr. Patrick Lloyd-Smith 

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Dr. Patrick Lloyd-Smith

Tory Shynkaruk

Research Technician, Department of Animal and Poultry Science

Tory Shynkaruk


Kirk Blomquist

Field Superintendent, Department of Plant Sciences

Kirk Blomquist

Celebrate Bean Feed 2023 on social media! Award recipients are invited to post a photo of themselves with their certificate, use the hashtag #BeanFeed, and tag @agbiousask on Instagram and Twitter. 

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