At the Loran Scholars Foundation, we identify and support young people who have the integrity and courage to make difficult decisions, the perseverance to work towards long-term goals, the curiosity to better understand the world around them and the drive to make positive change in their communities.
Our Awards: Renewable for up to four years, with a total value of $100,000, each Loran Award includes:
- An annual stipend of $10,000
- A matching tuition waiver from one of 25 partner universities
- Personal mentorship from a Canadian leader
- Access to our network and up to $10,000 in funding for summer internships in three different sectors
- An orientation expedition through Algonquin Park
- Annual retreats and scholar gatherings
Each Canadian high school may sponsor applications for up to three students, while each CEGEP may sponsor up to eight students. Please contact your guidance counsellor, teacher or school administrator to learn about the sponsorship selection process at your school. Your school contact will need to complete a short online sponsorship form before October 18th, and they will receive the link to complete this form once your application and your reference letter are finalized.
Our 21 regional committees review the sponsored applications in their area and invite shortlisted candidates (semi-finalists) to attend interviews in their region or province. These interviews are an opportunity for semi-finalists to connect with one another, meet the local leaders who serve as our regional interviewers and gain valuable interview experience.
After regional interviews, our committees invite 60-75 outstanding semi-finalists to attend national selections in Toronto in February. Our committees also grant provincial awards and honour citations to semi-finalists who distinguish themselves at the regional level.
If you want to be sponsored for this scholarship, please complete a BRAG Sheet (Found in the Career Centre) and submit to the Career Centre by SEPT 29