Scholarships: About the program

Our Scholarship Awards were established by Sherry MacDonald, President and CEO of C.S.T. Consultants Inc., in honour of Karthiha Guruparan, Bill Winsor and Jacques Laredo.

There are three Scholarship Awards presented annually valued at $6,000 each.

Karthiha Guruparan Scholarship

The Karthiha Guruparan Scholarship is in memory of a special young woman who worked at C.S.T. Consultants Inc. as a summer student for 4 years. Karthiha was a top student, and loved by many. She was studying Accounting at the University of Toronto, with the goal of achieving her CMA designation. She was to graduate in May 2011. She wanted to become a chartered accountant and to serve this country while making a positive impact. Karthiha always strived to be the best she could be, and filled her life with joy and meaning. The Karthiha Guruparan Scholarship will be given to a high school student who exemplifies Karthiha's goals and values of family first, thoughtfulness, determination and inspiration.
Scholarship Award amount: $6,000

Bill Winsor Scholarship

The Bill Winsor Scholarship is in memory of a highly successful and engaged CST Branch Manager. Bill joined CST in September of 1988 as acting Vice President of Sales until 1989 when he opened his first Sales Branch. This Branch became one of the most successful in the history of CST, leading the company in sales results as well as producing five spin-off Branches. Bill was a very likeable and caring man with a warm personality. People were always attracted to him because of his positive and enthusiastic personality. He was interested in everyone he met and would always take the time to listen. He was very competitive, but loved to see others succeed. The Bill Winsor Scholarship will be given to a high school student who exemplifies Bill’s goal-oriented mindset, enthusiasm, entrepreneurship, positivity and competitiveness all the while fostering an atmosphere of team spirit.
Scholarship Award amount: $6,000

Jacque Laredo Scholarship

Jacques Laredo was one of the original CST Branch Managers. From 1988 Jacques has helped thousands of families create a better life through education of their children by enrolling them in the CST plan. Jacques believes passionately about CST, its purpose, its mission and what we stand for, helping families achieve their educational goals. Jacques has always had a healthy balance between work and life. As Jacques says Family First!! This award will be presented every year to a high school student pursuing a post-secondary education that demonstrates his same passion and commitment to making a better future for themselves, their family and their community.
Scholarship Award amount: $6,000

Whitmer Trudel Scholarship

The Whitmer Trudel Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a Canadian student who would not otherwise have the financial means to obtain a post-secondary education. This scholarship is made available to an academically gifted Canadian student entering their first year of undergraduate post-secondary with a stated objective to make a positive contribution to Canadian society, and who have demonstrated financial need.
Scholarship Award amount: $25,000