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Ruth & Joe Freed and Stephen Freed and Family Academic Excellence Awards


Deadline – May 15 of any given year *

Awarded to Jewish students who have excelled academically in university or college studies, and who have demonstrated a commitment to the Jewish community. These awards are based on academic achievement and community involvement with no financial need component.

To be eligible for a Ruth & Joe Freed and Stephen Freed and Family Academic Excellence Award, an applicant:

  • Must be Jewish;
  • Must have completed or are completing a year of university/college within the current calendar year;
  • Must not have previously received a ‘Ruth & Joe Freed and Stephen Freed and Family Academic Excellence Award’;
  • Must not have received an Education Award from the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba during the current school year.

Assuming the applicant meets the eligibility requirements set forth above, the following criteria will be used by the selection committee in recommending an award:

  • Consistent excellence in academic achievement;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Jewish community;
  • Volunteer work in the Jewish community;
  • Volunteer work in the local community.

* The deadline for this award is May 15, however the applications will not be considered until final marks for the current academic year have been received. 



Click here to download a copy of the Ruth & Joe Freed and Stephen Freed and Family Academic Excellence Awards guidelines.