Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship

Update on 2020 Scholarships

As an organization, our priority is to help our customers maximize their education savings through RESPs, and ensure the long-term security and benefit of those savings. In order to focus on this mandate during unprecedented times, we have made the difficult decision to suspend certain activities, such as our Graduate Scholarships.

To date, more than $1.6 million in Graduate Scholarships have been awarded. We are very proud of our history of helping students continue their studies at the graduate level, and fully expect to re-instate scholarships in 2021. This year’s situation will certainly be considered when setting the eligibility requirements.

We know many students are facing challenges today and while we were not able offer support through our scholarship program, we encourage you to stay connected to the excellent resources available through


2019 Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Winners:

Name   Area of Study
Roxana Militaru $25,000 Doctor of Dental Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry,
University of Western Ontario
Jacob Bennett $15,000 Juris Doctor – Common Law, York University
Laurie Chartrand $10,000 Master in Development Studies,
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Lina Elfaki $10,000 Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Andy Le $10,000 FRCCPC, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alberta
Colter Long $5,000 Master of Education, Counselling & Psychology
University of British Columbia
Na'Shantéa Miller $10,000 Master of Public Policy, Harvard University
Stephanie Rak $5,000 Master of Science, Marketing & Consumer Studies
University of Guelph
Chantal Riel $10,000 Master of Counseling & Spirituality, Université St-Paul
Linda Ruan $10,000 Master of Piano, Performance, The Julliard School
Dan Zhang $10,000 Master of Science, University of Calgary

Forms & Resources

  • List of Designated Educational Institutions

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  • Knowledge First List of Recognized schools

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  • Scholarship Terms and Conditions

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Meet the 2019 Scholarship Award Winners

The passion behind each of the student’s success is captured in this presentation along with their goals for graduate studies. Congratulations to each student recipient on their achievements


2019 Scholarship Award Winners