Join us in congratulating the latest winners of a CST RESP!


Congratulations to our recent contest winners!

October 2017
Jennifer Quade – Pembroke ON (Branch 401)

August 2017
Celine Mainville – Verdun QC (Branch 510)

July 2017
Andrew Miller – Kamloops BC (Branch 632)

June 2017
Jessica Ward – Orleans ON (Branch 401)

May 2017
Samuel Triplet – Montreal QC (Branch 612)

April 2017
Maryse Gaudet – Magog QC (Branch 642)

March 2017
Sean Buchko – Saskatoon SK (Branch 567)

February 2017
Jason Carrijo – Toronto ON (Branch 401)

January 2017
Ken Ziegler – Regina SK (Branch 567)

December 2016
Meagan Elson – Langham SK (Branch 567)

November 2016
James Hill – Calgary AB (Branch 700)

October 2016
Steven Tong – London ON (Branch 401)

October 2016
Steven Tong – London ON (Branch 401)

September 2016
Lin Roffel – Calgary AB (Branch 700)

August 2016
Haley Scaddan – Red Deer AB (Branch 700)

July 2016
Cindy Giesbrecht – Lethbridge AB (Branch 700)

May 2016
Michael Sousa – Chestermere AB (Branch 700)

April 2016
Samyr Sini – Montreal QC (Branch 510)

March 2016
Larissa Kitamura – Quesnel BC (Branch 632)

February 2016
Stacey Schmidt – Medicine Hat AB (Branch 700)

January 2016
Melissa Schenk – Saint-Lazare QC (Branch 510)

December 2015
Kelly Sawatzky – Aylmer ON (Branch 401)

November 2015
Alice Pavel – Abbotsford BC (Cleland Branch)

October 2015
Shawn Siegrist – London, ON (401 Branch)

September 2015
Tina Kittler – Nipawin, SK (Prochinsky Branch)

August 2015
Sarah Naylor – Ottawa, ON (401 Branch)

July 2015
Nhuan Nhi Tu – Toronto, ON (Lynch Branch)

June 2015
Laura O’Brien – Tottenham, ON (Branch 401)

May 2015
Rebecca Hillier – Edmonton, AB (Harding Branch)

April 2015
Nathalie Picard – Sainte-Julie, QC (Laredo Branch)

March 2015
Maria Modica – Ajax, ON (401 Branch)

February 2015
Emily Summach – Otterburne, MB (Pankratz-Turner Branch)

January 2015
Les Marchand – Tilbury, ON (Branch 401)

December 2014
Carrie Calhoun – Toronto, ON (Lynch Branch)

November 2014
Keith Ellis – Allan, SK (Busse Branch)

October 2014
Denise Handlarski – Toronto ON ( 401 branch)

September 2014
Marie-Eve Auger – STE-Catherine QC (Bibeau branch)

August 2014
Bill Sarty – Dartmouth, NS (Cormier branch)

July 2014
Jennifer Siebel – Airdrie AB (Holding branch)

June 2014
Norm Merritt – Vancouver BC (Wang branch)

May 2014
Rhonda Dame – Chestermere, AB (Holden branch)

April 2014
Sherry Psenica – Regina SK (Busse branch)

Katelyn Vielle – March 2014
"I am very excited to have won the $2500, because I was worried about Princeton's education and how I would save for it. This will be very helpful for his future.

I feel education is a key ingredient for life and I am glad I opened up a savings plan now. He is 1 1/2 years old."

Katelyn Vielle

February 2014
Elizabeth Farrer – AB (Harding Branch)

January 2014
Peter Hills – ON ( Winsor branch)

Q4 2013
Jennifer Buettner – SK (Busse branch)
Shannon Goffin – ON (SWO branch)
Mia Lohe Chung – QC (Laredo branch)

The Ward Family

Dear CST,

We are overjoyed to have won a $2500 CST RESP for our new daughter, Poppy! It is the best gift we could have asked for as she is now started in a savings plan that will help to ensure her post-secondary education.

I was a recipient of a CST RESP for my post-secondary education as well, and it helped both me and my parents immensely to have that security in my education.

Jessica and I were married last year, and Poppy arrived less than a year later, joining Jackson, her 6-year old brother, along with our dog and cat. We also purchased our first home, so it has been a busy time for us!

We are so grateful to have won this prize as a wonderful gift to our new family member, Poppy. Without it, we might not have been able to make a contribution for her first year, but this got her (and us) started on the right path perfectly.

Thank you CST!

Chris Ward

The Triplet Family

May Winner

We are so excited to have won a $2500 CST RESP. We opened Malo's account when he was born as we both appreciate the importance of education in a child's life. We are very thankful for the extra savings, and are sure that it will serve Malo well in the future, wherever that takes him! Thank you to Canadian Scholarship Trust and our representative Maureen Doctor!

The Gaudet Family

April Winner

As the happy winners of a $2,500 scholarship for our daughter Anaïs, we thank CST because this amount will add to the RESP that we have already opened for her when she was a baby. We are both education professionals and have graduate diplomas, and we know how expensive it is to pursue higher studies. We believe that this additional amount will make a difference in our daughter's life because it will lighten up her financial burden and allow her to concentrate of her studies full time, which we were not able to do ourselves while studying at university. Our entire family is grateful for the opportunity that you offered us by organizing this beneficial contest. We are really grateful to CST and to our excellent representative, Maryse Roy!!

The Buchko Family

March Winner

Both Sean and Michelle were lucky enough to have help with their post-secondary studies. Michelle's parents were excellent savers and helped her through the University of Saskatchewan as she obtained her degree in Civil Engineering. Sean, also a U of S grad in Civil Engineering was left money from his grandmother to limit the student loans he needed. Now, with this RESP win, they can pass along an education to their first daughter, Amelia. Already saving for her education they are well on the way to having Amelia's education costs covered for her. There may be another University of Saskatchewan grad coming up in the family.

The Carrijo Family

Feburary Winner

Thank you CST for the $2500 scholarship! I'm a Brazilian-Canadian raised in US. I brought my wife and two boys to Canada last year to seek great opportunities in this great country. We hope to raise our children to be international with good education, and we are very thrilled to have won this contest. The funds will definitely help brightening our little Felipe's future!! Thanks again. Jason, Marlei, Miguel and Felipe Carrijo.

The Elson Family


We are so excited to have won a RESP for our son Hunter, he's tiny today but each year counts for saving towards his education.

A big thanks to CST for helping us get started with preparation for our little guy's future.

The Hill Family

Novemeber Winner

We are so excited to have won a $2500 RESP prize for our daughter, Maya. Our wish is that Maya and her brother Donovan pursue higher education, and this will help make that possible. We're proud to be saving for our children's futures. Thank you, CST and Janelle Webber!

The Giesbrecht Family

July Winner

We are so excited to be the July winners of CST's Inspire a Dream contest. Sebastian is almost 1 ½ years old now; life is moving fast and his university days will be here sooner than we expect. Education is so important and, having had to pay tuition out-of-pocket, we know how difficult it is to be saddled with student loan debt. We hope to alleviate this burden as much as possoble for Sebastian. Winning this prize will go such a long way in securing a future for our son.
Thank you CST!

Michael Sousa

May Winner

My wife and I were thrilled to have won the Inspire a Dream Contest’s $2,500 RESP prize. With two boys, Grady (3 Years Old) and Finn (8 Months Old), life is moving fast and before we know it, post-secondary education will be right in front of us. We both had to pay for our own education and that burden of big student debt lasted for years. Winning the Inspire a Dream contest will help us put our boys in a position to graduate without that burden of big student debt and hopefully give them a head start.

Stacey Schmidt

February Winner

Stacey and Kellan are thrilled to have won a $2500 RESP for their daughter Aspen's education! The prize is an excellent start we can build on to prepare for cost of our daughter's post-secondary education. Saving in an RESP now is much better than trying to find the money later. We want to be ready when Aspen is ready for school.

Kelly Sawatzky – Aylmer ON (Branch 401)

July Winner

We are thrilled to have won the "Inspire A Dream" contest for our 6 month old son! My husband and I both attended a post-secondary school and know how valuable it is for a future. We hope for the best opportunity for our son's education. So we thank you CST for such an awesome head start.

Nhuan Nhi Tu, Toronto ON

July Winner

My husband and I would like to thank CST for their “INSPIRE A DREAM” contest. It is truly a meaningful contest and we hope that our dream for our daughter April will come true through her CST Scholarship Trust Plan. The prize money gives our April’s RESP a booster start towards scholarship contributions, making it easier to save for her future.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our CST Rep, Irene Cheng, from the Lynch Branch for making our application/registration process seamless and very professional.

We are so happy and excited for our April! She is only 4 months old. We cannot wait to see what the future will hold for our daughter. April is our LUCKY STAR!!!

Thank you CST for having such a meaningful contest and best wishes for all the hardworking CST Reps.

Yours truly,

Nikki and Toan

Laura O’Brien – Tottenham, ON

June Winner

"My husband and I are absolutely thrilled to have won a $2,500 CST RESP! We feel that doing whatever we can to pay for our daughter’s education is one of the most important things we can do for her. It's fall and her older brothers have started school so education is on our minds. This head start on saving comes at the perfect time for Lily. You just don’t know what the future holds for the cost of post-secondary education – it seems to go up and up. Winning the Inspire a Dream contest will help us help our daughter graduate without the burden of a big student debt."

Rebecca Hillier, Edmonton AB

May Winner

"We can't tell you how excited we were to win the CST Inspire a Dream Contest - at first we couldn't believe it! We set up an RESP for our baby daughter Chloe soon after she was born even though as a young family still finishing university we knew we couldn't contribute much each month. We thought that every little bit would count. We feel so lucky to have this extra money to help her go to school down the road. Thank you CST!"


Nathalie Picard – Quebec

May 2015 Winner

"Hi! I’m Nathalie, mother of two little girls aged four years old and seven months. Working in the world of education and as a holder of both bachelor and masters degrees, I know how expensive education is, but also how necessary it is. In fact, my spouse and I feel that education is essential. This is why our daughters have had an RESP from an early age; we wanted to give them a hand by putting aside money on a regular basis which would grow over the years. We are very proud to be dealing with CST and we trust in the future of our children."

Junia – Manitoba

“We are so excited to have won this RESP for our daughter, Junia. We believe in the value of post-secondary education as the schooling that husband and I received at university has opened so many doors for us by introducing us to new ideas and new ways of seeing the world. We want our child to have that same experience. Both my husband and I had to take out student loans to fund our own post-secondary educations, and paying back those loans has been a significant financial challenge. We wanted to do everything possible to ensure that our daughter can attend the post-secondary option of her choice without having to take on the burden of student debt. We want to say a big thank you to Canadian Scholarship Trust Fund for helping us to make this dream possible!”

Carrie Calhoun – Ontario

Carrie Calhoun

"This is so great! Thank you very much for awarding us the $2,500 RESP prize! We have two young girls aged 1 and 3, and putting money aside for their education is definitely a priority for us. With the changing times, we know the cost of post-secondary education will be much greater for our children than it was for us and we want to be prepared. This is an excellent opportunity for us to get a jump start, thank you CST!"

The Liu Family – Ontario

"Thank you so much for giving us the prize. This is a great honour for our family.

Firstly, I would like to give my appreciation to appreciate my CST Representative Yingying Yang. She introduced the Group Savings Plan to our family. We are very satisfied with her service, and it is obvious that she puts a lot effort into helping each of her clients.

Secondly, it is worth mentioning that I started to contribute to our RESP when my daughter Makayla was just 2 months. She is one year old now. I never thought I would win the contest, so this is a huge surprise for our family. We feel so blessed, and this award brings us a brighter beginning to the new year.

Last but not least, we feel happy knowing that the small amount of money we saved today will create a better future for our daughter. I hope Makayla will be able pursue her post-secondary education without financial pressure.

Thank you once again. I would like to send my best wishes for good luck and happiness to each and every parent."


Shawn Austin - Dieppe, New Brunswick

"In his second year of postsecondary education, Shawn Austin received his high school diploma in 2011 at École Mathieu–Martin in Dieppe, New Brunswick and is currently enrolled in a full-time bachelor's degree in social work at The University of Moncton.  He is extremely passionate about the profession of social work. Shawn is pleased to be ranked among the winners of the "CST Inspire a Dream contest". Busy with studies, Shawn had actually forgotten that he was entered in the contest, and winning came as a pleasant surprise. The money granted will greatly help to pay the costs of his university studies. Shawn plans to open a CST RESP to save for his future children after his studies."


The Goupil Family – British Columbia

"The Goupil's were thrilled to hear that they were one of the winners of the Inspire a Dream contest.

Ally is going into grade 7 this September and is looking forward to it. Ally is very active and loves to play ice hockey and do gymnastics. She also plays the violin. Ally is very business minded and plans on opening her own business when she is older. She wants to be an entrepeneur."


The Bedard Family – Alberta


"We are very excited and thankful to have won a $2500 scholarship for our daughter. We are a family of four living in rural central Alberta. We enjoy spending time with friends, family, our pets and our horses. Our children are getting very involved in riding and rodeo; keeping us busy enough that I didn't even remember entering the contest. Thank you CST!"