BEMA Ascend

Congratulations to the 2023 Ascend Scholarship Recipient

BEMA Ascend


2023 Convention Scholarship Recipient

Jasmine Monette

Jasmine Monette
Lallemand North America Baking
Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager


What is BEMA Ascend?
Ascend is a scholarship program designed to help aspiring leaders rise within the industry at BEMA Convention through networking and education.

Award recipients receive paid registration to BEMA Convention 2023 at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina, or full access to BEMA Convention Workforce Edition for themselves and your entire organization!


BEMA Ascend Scholarship Provides:

  • Complimentary registration to BEMA Convention – valued at $1895.00
  • A special reception for award recipients during BEMA Convention
  • Recognition and award during General Membership Meeting at BEMA Convention

BEMA Ascend Workforce Edition Scholarship Provides:

  • Complimentary access to BEMA Convention Workforce Edition for the recipient and their entire company – valued at $595.00
  • Recognition during General Membership Meeting at BEMA Convention *recipient to attend virtually
  • Award/gift to be mailed to the recipient

Criteria To Nominate:

  • Nominee has never attended BEMA Convention or BEMA Summit
  • Nominee’s company must be in good standing with their BEMA membership
  • Nominee has demonstrated leadership qualities and a strong desire to gain industry knowledge and education
  • Nominee is in a non executive position within their organization

BEMA Ascend Does Not Cover:

  • Hotel
  • Airfare
  • Food and beverage outside of BEMA sponsored events
  • Registration costs for guest of recipients

Heard From Ascend Winners In 2022:

  • “I didn’t even know I had been nominated for this until Jason [Ward] called me into his office and told me I’d been chosen. I was totally shocked! It felt amazing to see how much my company appreciated me.” ~Sheryl Bryan, AMF Bakery Systems
  • “I am very encouraged by the number of times I’m hearing the word culture in this conference that’s extremely to us at HaF, myself and my colleague, Michael Theo. We are trying to find customers/partners that fit our culture to develop business.” ~Mitch Lund, HaF Equipment
  • “One of the things that I really want to get out of the convention is to learn more about the baking industry and in turn learn more about my customers so I can take the voice of the customer back to my teammates.”
    ~Sheryl Bryan, AMF Bakery Systems