FIRST Scholarship Provider: TKS The Knowledge Society

Feb 19, 2019 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider: TKS

The Knowledge Society (TKS) is selecting highly ambitious students ages 13-17 year old to expose them to cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Genomics, Quantum Computing, so that they can solve some of the world’s most important problems.

The program is led by successful entrepreneurs, who have built and sold companies, and have advised CEOs from the world's top 500 companies. The program is modeled after curriculums from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT, and designed to replicate learning environments of companies like Google and Facebook. By the end of the program, they will help you become Olympic-level CEOs, innovators, thought leaders, and researchers.

Check out their 2018 recap video to get a high-level understanding of what they do at TKS.

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to earn:

  • Summer internships (check out what Microsoft and CIBC are saying about their student interns!)
  • Attending world-class conferences e.g. Web Summit ($20k value).
  • Visiting innovative companies e.g. Google, Microsoft, Apple and more
  • Speaking at events e.g. - 14 y/o Zaynah @ C2 (in front of 3,000 people)
  • Being featured in media e.g. Shalev on Discovery Channel
  • Consulting for real-world companies like Airbnb, TD, Microsoft etc... on their top business priorities
  • Building your network of executives and intellectually like-minded people

The deadline for applications is on February 24th. However, TKS has extended the deadline for FIRST participants till March 3rd 11:59pm. Should take students 45 minutes! To apply and for more information, please visit: and be sure to indicate that you've heard about this opportunity from FIRST (question 8) to qualify for the $500 scholarship.

If you have any questions, please email Nazra:

P.S. No prior knowledge of these technologies required

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