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

$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