Scholarships and Awards

ESB Scholarship

The Raj Manek Memorial Prize in Entrepreneurship is awarded to the student with the highest grade in COMM 447, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development class.

Awards

The above and beyond award

In 2007, the Raj Manek Above and Beyond Award was created by the Raj Manek Advisory Board to recognize the efforts of Saskatchewan-based employees and entrepreneurs. All sizes of companies and every industry sector are eligible.

As its name suggests, the award recognizes an individual who has performed above and beyond the expectations of their nominator in business development. The recipient has made exceptional efforts in promoting entrepreneurship that develops strong and successful businesses in Saskatchewan.

The Raj Manek Foundation reserves the right to contact the nominators, nominee, or company representative for further information. Citizens of Saskatoon and area may nominate as many individuals within their company as they wish. Nominees may also include management, fellow workers or clients.

Nominations are open at this time. Nominations are due by January 31 each year.

Click here for a pdf

or fill out the form online here

Nomination forms and any corollary information will be the property of the Raj Manek Advisory Board and will not be returned, unless requested at time of submission. The decision of the Raj Manek Foundation will be final. Award winners are recognized at the annual Raj Manek Memorial Banquet and also published in the StarPhoenix, at the discretion of the Advisory Board.

 

Nomination Criteria

The nominee has demonstrated one or more of the following characteristics/achievements:

  • Is recognized for their dedication to and support in cultivating and encouraging business in Saskatchewan
  • Is an individual who shares their time, knowledge and wisdom, assisting or mentoring business people in their community
  • Has been recognized for their enthusiastic service in encouraging and assisting entrepreneurs in business
  • Has exemplified extraordinary commitment, creativity and/or effort to promote entrepreneurship in Saskatchewan
  • Has earned respect from the community for their workplace through their involvement with the business community
  • Has made an outstanding contribution to the success of entrepreneurship, above and beyond that expected of a person in their position

 

If using pdf, submit nominations to one of the following:

E-mail:   info@manekmentorship.ca

Mail:      8121 Shaske Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, T6R 0B5   -or-  1724 Quebec Ave #9, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9 (NSBA)

For any questions:

Phone:  780.758.1189 or 780.993.9731

 

 

The Sculpture

The Raj Manek “Above and Beyond” Award sculpture was sculpted by the very talented Boris Kramer.

Mr. Kramer heats and hand-forges metal, until it gives form to the expression of human relationships and energy. “When heated,” he says, “metal is extremely forgiving.” He sculpts it to explore the forces that unite and separate us from ourselves and from each other. These forces apply both to the business world and to the relationship between the RMMP’s mentor and protégé.

The dynamic and fluid lines of the sculpture awarded each year to the “Above and Beyond” Award recipient reflect the qualities of flexibility and change required in contemporary business. The density of its material simultaneously reflects characteristics of strength, trustworthiness and integrity under pressure.

Kramer’s influences include movements as diverse as rayism and impressionism. He states that for him, the forging process involves seeking form in a balance that supports its own meaning.

Kramer has shown his artwork in galleries throughout North America. His sculptures have found homes in numerous corporate and private collections, including those of Nana Mouskouri, Kenny Rogers and the late Victor Borge, Princess Margaret and Pierre Trudeau. His sculptures also grace galleries around the world.

For more information about Boris Kramer’s remarkable sculptures, click here

To view past award winners, click here

BACKGROUND:

Nominations are sought for the Ravi Maithel Find-A-Way award, named after Ravi Maithel who had served the Raj Manek Foundation and the Raj Manek Mentorship Program since 1997. He worked tirelessly to serve on the Board of Directors until his passing on June 8th, 2016.  Ravi was also the Co-Founder of the Raj Manek Mentorship Program.

WHO:

Honouring entrepreneurs, organizations, and employees of Saskatchewan and Alberta who exemplify Ravi Maithel’s perseverance and success in achieving a worthy goal of finding a way of accomplishing a task that others thought was impossible.  This goal may be for your organization, or for the Community at large.  Entrepreneurs, organizations and employees are eligible for nomination.

WHEN:

Nominations will be open from March 1st to February 1st every year and a winner will be chosen to be awarded “The Ravi Maithel Find-A-Way award” annually at the Raj Manek Banquet.

HOW:

Nominators are requested to complete the nomination form from the link below by sending a brief description of what the nominee has achieved and how it has helped your organization, the community, or individuals.  Finalists will be shortlisted and nominators will be contacted for more information before a winner is chosen.

To fill out the form online, please click here

Nomination forms and any corollary information will be the property of the Raj Manek Advisory Board and will not be returned, unless requested at time of submission. The decision of the Raj Manek Foundation will be final. Award winners are recognized at the annual Raj Manek Memorial Banquet and also published in the StarPhoenix, at the discretion of the Advisory Board.

 

If using pdf, submit nominations to one of the following:

E-mail:   info@manekmentorship.ca

Mail:      8121 Shaske Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, T6R 0B5   -or-  1724 Quebec Ave #9, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9 (NSBA)

For any questions:

Phone:  780.758.1189 or 780.993.9731

 

Criteria:

Any Entrepreneur who:

  • Is a high potential individual expected to achieve senior leadership position in their community in the future
  • Has acquired considerable knowledge and experience as a leader in their business or in the community
  • Has an appreciation of the economic and social conditions impacting their community
  • Has the capacity for leadership and is able to contribute to the business community by inspiring those around them
  • Has strong interpersonal skills

To fill out the form, click here

Past Award Winners

To view past award winners, please click here

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