The selection of a Loran Scholar is unique in its attention to a young person's character. We believe that integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy are better indicators of overall potential than standard academic measures. To discover these traits, we administer the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada. Tenable at 25 partner universities, the Loran Award is valued at $100,000 over four years, including mentorship, funding for summer internships and participation in an extensive network of past and present scholars. This year, we are offering up to 36 Loran Awards. In addition, we are granting up to 95 finalist and provincial & territorial awards ($5,000 or $2,000 each, respectively) to promising candidates.
Eligibility Criteria for High School Students
A) Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.
B) Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
C) Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
D) Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.
E) Students who graduated in 2020 and are currently taking a gap year are eligible to apply through the direct pool.
Renewable for up to four years, with a total value of $100,000, each Loran Award includes:
A) An annual stipend of $10,000
B) A matching tuition waiver from one of 25 partner universities
C) Personal mentorship from a Canadian leader
D) Access to our network and up to $10,000 in funding for summer work experiences in three different sectors
E) An orientation expedition through Algonquin Park
F) Annual retreats and scholar gatherings