FIRST Scholarship Provider: The Knowledge Society

Jan 31, 2022 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider: The Knowledge Society

Unique Opportunity

The Knowledge Society (TKS) is accepting teens into the next cohort of its Global program. TKS is a 10-month program for teens (ages 13-17) who are looking to make a real impact and learn how to use emerging technologies to solve the world’s biggest problems, like climate change, world hunger, poverty, and more.

What does TKS do?

TKS provides high school students with the tools, the environment, and the community to enable success. Sessions take place on the weekends from September to June. Here’s what to expect:

  • ●  Learn about 20+ emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Engineering, Space Tech, and Quantum Computing, and build a portfolio of real projects in the area of your choice.

  • ●  Accelerate your personal growth with training on the mindsets, mental models, and habits of world leaders and CEOs.

  • ●  Work with global organizations to solve real challenges using advanced problem-solving frameworks. This year, students are participating in consulting challenges with Shell, Walmart, Ikea and XPRIZE.

  • ●  Join a global community of similarly curious and and ambitious people who will support and encourage your growth as your future best friends and collaborators.

  • ●  Receive mentorship from industry experts with experience at companies including Google, Tesla, Apple, Microsoft, BenchSci, and more.

  • ●  Exceptional TKS Innovators can earn access to unique opportunities, including the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship, the Masason Scholars program, internships and speaking opportunities.

    Application Process

    TKS is now accepting applications to the Global program. We do not look at grades, and there is no prerequisite to applying. There are very limited spaces available.

For early consideration, please submit an application by March 31st, 2022. Applicants who move to the next stage will be invited to a group interview with the Global Program Director.

Financial Aid

After being accepted into the program, students will then apply for Financial Aid, if needed. TKS provides:

  • ●  Merit-based Scholarships

  • ●  Needs-based Scholarships

  • ●  20 full-ride scholarships for exceptional students.

    Our corporate partners help ensure the program remains accessible for students from all backgrounds.

    Students from FIRST are also eligible for a $500 scholarship. If you are accepted into the program, please use the code 2223FIRST when you enroll.

    Learn more about our community, the curriculum, and program benefits on our website here. There is limited cohort availability and financial assistance so we recommend applying early!

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