Our Families and Students
Who we are

The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation has been committed to helping families reach their post-secondary education goals for 60 years. Our families come from all walks of life and from all around the world in search of one common goal: to provide their children opportunity through a post-secondary education. Whether that means university, college, CEGEP, trade school, online learning or any of the other form of higher learning, we believe every child can pursue their dream.

“It’s been said, education is the most powerful weapon in the world, and the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation has empowered me to make a difference.” Veronica Torres

Today, we work with close to 250,500 families all across the country from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island. We focus on supporting the education savings goals of parents through our Registered Education Savings Plan program (Canadian Scholarship Trust Plans), rewarding hard-working and community minded students through our scholarships, bursaries and awards programs and encouraging children to find the right path to their dreams by discovery and engagement.

“As a first-year medical student at the University of Alberta, I hope to use this opportunity (from CST) to continue my advocacy efforts for my patients and disadvantaged communities as a future healthcare practitioner.” Muhammad Khan, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation beneficiary and 2019 Graduate Award Winner

This year alone we helped over 55,000 students access some form of post-secondary education distributing $179 million in payments (including Education Assistance Payments, grants and sales charge refunds).

"We need to go and learn from people and to hear their hopes, their dreams, their needs and create ways to leverage that multiplicity of perspectives to achieve meaningful change, not just in their communities, but right here in Canada as well."
Ruth Lebel-Almaw
Ruth Lebel-Almaw
Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan beneficiary, and recipient of the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation, Elizabeth B. Wright Award