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Headed to Grad School This Fall? Apply for a Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Award

Headed to Grad School This Fall? Apply for a Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Award

Mar 22, 2019

In just a matter of weeks, Canadian university students will be handing in term papers and writing final exams. For many undergraduates who are completing their programmes they will be thrilled to leave school behind and ready to start their careers. But if you’re one of the thousands of Canadian students headed into a post-diploma program, Masters or Doctoral degree this September, your work is just beginning. Deadlines are fast approaching for a number of scholarships available for Canadians, including the Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Award. Our award is comprised of ten (10) separate scholarships totalling a value of $120,000, and the deadline to apply is May 27, 2019.

According to the Business Council of British Columbia, Canadians who complete a Master’s degree are more likely to earn a significantly higher income than they would with a Bachelor’s degree alone. That’s great news for the future, but graduate students and their families still need to attend to the costs they will face today. Knowledge First Financial is dedicated to ensuring the financial needs of Canadian students are met throughout their post-secondary school careers, so we are pleased to offer these 10 scholarships to students who are pursuing post-graduate education.

There are a number of federal and provincial scholarships available for Canadian students that many programmes require their incoming cohort to apply for. These awards may offset any institutional funding that is offered to graduate students, or they may supplement funding. In addition to these there are numerous scholarships available through various faculties and departments. So be sure to explore all of the options available to you. is a great resource for scholarships and bursary information for students.

If you are a Canadian student headed into the first year of graduate study and you completed your post-secondary studies within the past three years, you are eligible to apply for a Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship. In total the scholarships break down as follows:
  • One Arnold Edinborough Award in the amount of $25,000
  • One Award in the amount of $15,000
  • Eight Awards in the amount of $10,000 each
Five of the ten awards, including the Arnold Edinborough Award, are reserved for Knowledge First Financial RESP beneficiaries (including Heritage Plans and Heritage Education Savings Plans). The $15,000 Open Award along with 4 other scholarships are available to any eligible Canadian student.

There’s a lot on the plates of university and college students at this time of the year. But if you’re a soon-to-be or recent Canadian graduate headed to grad school this fall, don’t forget to finish your application for the Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Award by May 27.

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