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Tips for graduation gift ideas for students of all ages

Graduation is a time of accomplishment. It’s the moment when all the hard work comes together and is a major milestone for a child.

Finding the right gift to mark this momentous occasion can be tricky. What does a child want? Is there anything the graduate needs? What will help the child in the future?

Whether it's a kindergarten graduation or the student is in cap and gown receiving a PhD, graduation is a moment of pride and achievement for both child and parent. You've made it!

Canadian parents searching for government grants for education

If the government presented you with extra money, would you take it?

You don’t have to imagine this.This already happens. Really.

The thing is - not everyone is aware that the government contributes money to Canadians saving in a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). It’s an incentive for families to save for their children’s future.

It’s easy. You put money into an RESP, the government adds education savings grant funds. It’s kind of like having exclusive access to money for the future.

Sports, scholarships and the importance of saving for the future

By: Veronica Torres


I can’t accurately describe who I am without talking about sports. Soccer has played such an important role in my life, and is more than just a hobby. For me, soccer has been formative – it has shaped my character, exposed me to new experiences, and opened doors to numerous opportunities.

Peter Lewis, Vice President, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation

By: Peter Lewis, Vice President, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation


As a forty-something executive, I sometimes reflect on when I was young (and hopefully not too foolish), on how great it would have been to have had the benefit of knowing what I know now, back when I was just starting out. So, if I had the opportunity to give my younger self some advice, here’s what I would say.

CST Graduate Scholarship Award winner Sam Tanenbaum

As a young child, Sam Tanenbaum had nearly everyone fooled.

“When I was in grade two, I had the vocabulary of someone who was in grade 10.  I could use words, speak and tell you rhymes and ‘read’ you books - but I wasn’t actually reading,” Sam explained.

"I have a non-verbal learning disability and I’m proud to say I am Dyslexic." 

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