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Finance and Economics Scholarship

Wealthsimple is proud to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to university students interested in the fields of finance and economics. As Canada’s fastest growing online investment service, we understand the importance of supporting the training and education of our future finance leaders.

This scholarship will be awarded to (5) Canadian citizens and (5) US citizens enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university, and will grant selected applicants a $1,000 financial donation for their compelling essays on personal finance.

Essay Topic

Bill Gates once said that the best investing advice he ever got was from famous investor Warren Buffett to “Keep things simple.” In 500-900 words, share the story of the best financial advice you’ve ever received personally and why it inspires you. Who gave you this advice, and why? Why is it important? Have you changed your behaviour because of it?

Instructions for Applicants

Please fill out the form below and upload your essay in PDF format. All application materials must reach us by 11:59pm August 31st, 2017. Wealthsimple will notify finalists and award recipients by email September 30, 2017.

Selection and Eligibility Criteria

The annual scholarship award is for (5) Canadian and (5) US students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or graduate level program at an accredited college or university.

Applicants must complete the student information form below and submit their 500 to 900 word essay on the selected topic in PDF format.

Scholarship will be awarded to five students who write the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of finance professionals.

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