Announcing The Winner of Our Financial Literacy Scholarship (Summer 2021)

Announcing The Winner of Our Financial Literacy Scholarship (Summer 2021)

Written by Caitlin Wood
Last Updated August 30, 2021

Today we’re happy to announce the winner of our Loans Canada Financial Literacy Scholarship for Summer 2021. Continuing to help Canadian students meet both their educational and financial goals, through our scholarship, is a project the entire Loans Canada team is really proud of.

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that the winner of our Summer 2021 Financial Literacy Scholarship is Matthew Tran. Matthew is heading to the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University next year.

Matthew Tran

About Matthew

Heading to Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business next year, this scholarship will allow me to focus more on studies and volunteering instead of working long hours. I am grateful to have been chosen and have the opportunity to write about the importance of financial literacy as a youth and how it motivated my fundraising initiatives with my high school’s music program and the Hot Potato Initiative Foundation, which supported my music studies and providing individuals experiencing homelessness with hygiene items, food and more. Most importantly, financial literacy allowed me to reflect on my leadership and goals. Thank you to Loans Canada for funding this scholarship. 

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Caitlin is a graduate of Dawson College and Concordia University and has been working in the personal finance industry for over eight years. She believes that education and knowledge are the two most important factors in the creation of healthy financial habits. She also believes that openly discussing money and credit, and the responsibilities that come with them can lead to better decisions and a greater sense of financial security. One of the main ways she’s built good financial habits is by budgeting and tracking her spending through the YNAB budgeting app. She also automates her savings so she never forgets to put aside a portion of her income into her TFSA. She believes investing and passive income is key to earning financial freedom. She also uses her Aeroplan TD credit card to collect Aeroplan points so that she can save money when she travels.

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