Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre Family Education Award


The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre Family Education Award – 2018 Award Winner – Mike Myschyshyn

Congratulations to Mike Myschyshyn, son of Olga Myschyshyn, who works in The Simkin Centre Therapeutic Recreation Program.  Mike will be entering his second year of a three year Juris Doctor (Law) Program at the University of Manitoba.  His goal is to be a patent lawyer.  Mike has previously completed a Masters Degree in Science at Simon Fraser University.  The award this year is $2,500.  Presenting the award to Mike at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Scholarship Award Ceremony, held on June 12, 2018, were Billy Brodovsky on behalf of the Brodovsky Family, and Irwin Corobow, Chief Executive Officer of The Simkin Centre.

In 2008, Sheila and David Brodovsky, their brother Harvey Brodovsky, and friends Catherine (Kady) and Mauricez’’l Tauber launched the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre Family Education Fund at The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba. . Their parents – Nellie Brodovskyz’’l, Ethel Piercez’’l, Dr. Maurice (Moe) Piercez’’l, and Samuel Tauberz’’l – were all residents of the Sharon Home and then the Simkin Centre for varying periods between 1997 and 2009. Through hundreds of visits over many years, the Fund’s founders were moved by the hard work and tender care offered by so many front-line nurses and aides. “We wanted to do something special for the people who work at the Centre,” says David Brodovsky, “so we set up this scholarship program as a way to express our gratitude for the kindnesses extended to our parents and to us.”. The Fund awards the children of long service employees the opportunities to pursue post-secondary education. The award is based on financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.

If you are interested in contributing to The Simkin Centre Education Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba go to – Jewish Foundation of Manitoba

The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre Family Education Fund was established in 2009 by the Brodovsky and Tauber Families for the purposes of providing educational financial assistance to a child and/or dependent of a long term employee of the Simkin Centre.  The Fund is administered by The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba which selects one student each year to receive the award.

This award was established to help children/dependants of long-service employees to pursue post-secondary education. The award is based on financial need, academic achievement and community involvement.

To be eligible for the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre Family Education Award, an applicant:

  • Must be a child or dependent of a “long service employee” of the Centre. A “long service employee” is considered a full or part-time employee who has 5 or more years of service as at January 1st of the year of application
  • Must be 25 years of age or LESS (25th birthday must be subsequent to January 1st of the year of application
  • Must be applying for, have been accepted into, or be continuing studies in a university, college or other post-graduate program with preference given to persons studying at a Manitoba educational institution
  • Must not have previously received the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre Family Education Award UNLESS the award was not given out during the previous calendar 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:

  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement
  • Community participation or volunteer activity

To apply for this award information and application forms are available on-line at:

You can also contact the Jewish Foundation at 204.477.7520 OR

The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba reserves the right not to award this scholarship on an annual basis. This is dependant upon the receipt of qualified applications as determined by the terms and conditions of the scholarship.
If you are a previous recipient interested in applying, please contact the Foundation to determine eligibility.

If you are interested in making a contribution to the Fund, please contact our fundraising office at 204.589.9027 for more information.