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Is Graduate School in Your Plans? Knowledge First Financial is Empowering Students with Ten Graduate Scholarships, including Five Open Scholarships, Worth a Total of $120,000

Apr 4, 2018

Students heading to graduate school this September 2018 take note! Whether you are going to law, business, medical school, or doing a graduate diploma to complement your undergraduate studies – applications are now being accepted for the Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Awards. Ten graduate scholarships with a total value of $120,000 will be awarded this year.

The Knowledge First Financial Scholarship Awards consist of:
  • Five open scholarships, including a top award of $15,000
  • Five scholarships, including the Arnold Edinborough Award valued at $25,000, designated for student beneficiaries of a Knowledge First Financial RESP
Previous winners have come from a variety of backgrounds but have one thing in common – they are engaged young people hoping to become change-makers through their field of study. Knowledge First Financial wants to hear your story and empower you to get there. The deadline to apply is May 28, 2018 at 11:59PM.

“Financial support makes all the difference to students,” said George Hopkinson, President & CEO, Knowledge First Financial Inc., “It opens the door to choice in programs and schools, while enabling students to focus on their field of study.”

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Value of Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Awards Exceeds $1.5 Million

For over 50 years, Knowledge First Financial has been solely dedicated to helping make post-secondary possible for Canadian families through Registered Education Savings Plans. As another way of supporting students in their academic pursuits, the company has offered graduate scholarships for the last 11 years. The cumulative value of awards has now exceeded $1,500,000.

The awards are managed in partnership with, Canada’s largest database of scholarship and bursary information for students.

“With more than $1.5 million in graduate scholarships awarded to date, Knowledge First Financial is setting an excellent example of how companies can help students continue their academic journey,” said Chris Wilkins, Founder and CEO,

The Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Awards are funded by its not-for-profit parent company, Knowledge First Foundation.
About Knowledge First Financial

Canadian families have relied on education savings plans offered by Knowledge First Financial for more than 50 years. Today, the company manages $3.6 billion in assets on behalf of approximately 250,000 customers. Since 1965, payments from the plans have reached $4.2 billion and the Knowledge First Foundation has further enhanced Education Assistance Payments to students by over $50 million.
Knowledge First Financial Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Foundation and is the investment fund manager, administrator and distributor of Registered Education Savings Plans. Knowledge First Foundation is a not-for-profit Canadian corporation with no shareholders. The Foundation is therefore able to reinvest excess revenues in initiatives that support students, such as the Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Awards.
About is part of the SchoolFinder Group and is dedicated to helping students realize their dreams. This free-of-charge website has been helping students find scholarships and bursaries since 1997. The site matches students to more than 99,000 scholarships listed - worth over $199 million.