The Dennis Waldman Foundation for Jewish Education is a non-profit educational charity that provides scholarships for Canadian students who are completing their secondary school education and going on to post-secondary study.

The Foundation was established in 1989 to honour the memory of Dennis Waldman, a beloved teacher in Toronto´s Jewish community, who died suddenly in June of 1989. His family and friends established a trust, formed a Board of Directors, and explored ways to remember Dennis by contributing to the education of young people in the Jewish community.  The Dennis Waldman Scholarship is the result of that effort, and it has honoured his memory every year since 1990.


In its first years, the scholarship prize was $1800. It has grown to a scholarship of $4000.

The process for awarding the Dennis Waldman Scholarship involves an application that includes a short essay. The application deadline is early May. The Board of Directors (a group of approximately ten people) carefully appraises the applications, meets, and determines three or four finalists for the scholarship. A smaller group of Board members subsequently interviews the finalists and awards the Dennis Waldman Scholarship to one of them. The prize money is forwarded to the winner on receipt of confirmation of enrolment from his or her post-secondary institution of choice.


The Dennis Waldman Scholarship is administered through the accounting firm of



Sloan Partners LLP
4646 Dufferin St., Suite 6
Toronto ON  M3H 5S4

Tel: (416) 665-7735

Fax: (416) 665-7725

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Dennis Waldman Scholarship will be suspended for the 2021-22 academic year.

No applications will be accepted.

If children you should have, at length,

do not be afraid to discipline them but with loving care,

purchase them books and by skilled teachers have them taught.


Hai, Gaon,

10th Century Babylonia.

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 The Dennis Waldman Foundation for Jewish Education