#SuccessStory: Continuing the Dream
An education savings plan from Knowledge First Financial helped Noel Anderson graduate from U of T. Now it’s helping him pursue a degree at MIT.
Every year, the Knowledge First Foundation offers postgraduate scholarships to students who, having received all three Education Assistance Payments from their Plan, and have achieved academic excellence in their undergraduate program and have made a contribution to their community.
After obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, Noel is using his postgraduate award for further studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
All this was made possible because Gerry and Ian Anderson started saving with Knowledge First Financial in 1989. “We did not have a lot of money to spare,” says Gerry, “but our Knowledge First Financial representative helped put a plan in place we could manage.” She describes taking out the plan as “one of the wisest decision we ever made” adding, “Our Plan was everything that was promised to us and more.”
Over the past six years, the Knowledge First Foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in postgraduate scholarships to deserving students.