FIRST Scholarship Provider: The Knowledge Society

Jun 08, 2021 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider: The Knowledge Society

This opportunity is open for students in grades 8-11. 

The Knowledge Society (TKS) is a 10-month innovation program for students ages 13-17 who want to solve the world’s biggest problems. The program is modeled after curriculums from Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, and designed to replicate the learning environments of Google and Facebook. They’ve also been recognized by organizations like the World Economic Forum. TKS runs in-person programs in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Boston, and Ottawa, as well as a Global Virtual Program.

What students do in TKS:

  • Learn about the future and how emerging technology is disrupting the world, including Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Engineering, Space Tech, and Quantum Computing + 20 more.
  • Access mentors from companies including Google, Tesla, Apple, Microsoft, BenchSci, and more.
  • Work with global organizations to solve real challenges using advanced problem-solving frameworks. This year, TKS students are working with the United Nations.
  • Be part of a global community of like-minded young people where they can meet their best friends and future co-founders among 1200 students and alumni from 20 countries.
  • Get training from Olympic-level innovation coaches to help them discover their interests and build meaningful projects.
  • Accelerate their personal growth by training the mindsets, mental models, and habits of world leaders and CEOs.
  • Develop their personal portfolio to earn access to exclusive opportunities including internships, conferences, and guest speakers.

Application Process

Before joining TKS, students go through an application and interview process to be selected. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full.

No prior experience in tech is necessary, TKS is looking for students who are curious, ambitious, and want to make an impact.

FIRST students can receive a $500 Scholarship using the code "FIRST21" in the application, and up to 100% additional needs-based tuition support is provided.

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If you have questions about the program you can check out these mini info sessions, or sign up for their next information session, or email

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