Knowledge First awards $120,000 in scholarships to graduate students

By The IJ Staff | August 09 2019 09:30AM

Knowledge First Financial, an RESP company, has awarded scholarships to 11 students pursuing graduate studies. The combined worth of the scholarships for 2019 is $120,000.

The scholarships are awarded to students who have excelled in academics and in their community through volunteerism or athletics.

"Each application we receive is a source of inspiration for the work Knowledge First Financial does, and we review each one with care," said George Hopkinson, President and CEO, Knowledge First Financial. "These individuals, selected from nearly 500 applicants this year, help reaffirm our commitment to inspiring students to achieve their education dreams through savings and through scholarships. Congratulations to each recipient of this year's awards."

The following students received scholarships for 2019:

Roxana Militaru


Doctor of Dental Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry,
University of Western Ontario

Jacob Bennett


Juris Doctor – Common Law, York University

Laurie Chartrand


Master in Development Studies,
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Lina Elfaki


Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Andy Le


FRCCPC, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alberta

Colter Long


Master of Education, Counselling & Psychology
University of British Columbia

Na'Shantéa Miller


Master of Public Policy, Harvard University

Stephanie Rak


Master of Science, Marketing & Consumer Studies
University of Guelph

Chantal Riel


Master of Counseling & Spirituality, Université St-Paul

Linda Ruan


Master of Piano, Performance, The Julliard School

Dan Zhang


Master of Science, University of Calgary

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