The Loran Scholars Foundation has selected a new class of Loran Scholars. Each of the 30 scholars receives a Loran Award valued at up to $100,000 over four years, including mentorship and a summer program. Loran Scholars may attend one of 25 partner universities.

Loran Scholars are chosen for their character, commitment to service and outstanding overall leadership potential through a rigorous three-month selection process. This year, the Loran Scholars Foundation received 3,800 applications from schools across Canada. Approximately 400 semi-finalists were interviewed in 22 cities and 76 finalists advanced to national selections in Toronto.

The foundation is entering its 26th year and benefits from the support of several hundred donors in Canada and abroad, including 84% of the alumni.

2015 Loran Scholars
See their short biographies and photos.

Somaya Amiri, McCall MacBain Loran Scholar
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School
New Westminster, BC

Joanne Banh, McCall MacBain Loran Scholar
Maple Ridge Secondary School
Maple Ridge, BC

Chloe Batista, BMO Loran Scholar
Lorne Park Secondary School
Mississauga, ON

Aaron Benwic, Loran Scholar
Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School
Toronto, ON

Daniel Brown, Young Fund Loran Scholar
Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute
Peterborough, ON

David Bobyn, Cronin Loran Scholar
Bishop Carroll High School
Calgary, AB

Galen Boulanger, Loran Scholar
L.V. Rogers Secondary School
Nelson, BC

Milton Calderon Donefer, Loran Scholar
Cobourg Collegiate Institute
Cobourg, ON

Jenna D’Aurizio, BMO Capital Markets Loran Scholar
Abbey Park High School
Oakville, ON

Nicole Flanagan, BMO Capital Markets Loran Scholar
Our Lady of the Lake CCS
Keswick, ON

Caitlin Grady, Azrieli Loran Scholar
Cégep de l’Outaouais
Chelsea, QC

Patrick Hickey, Ralph M. Barford Loran Scholar
Holy Heart of Mary High School
St. John’s, NL

Anthony Hope, McCall MacBain Loran Scholar
Johnston Heights Secondary School
Surrey, BC

Erin Knight, Scace Loran Scholar
Gilbert Plains Collegiate
Gilbert Plains, MB

Hannah Lank, Temerty Loran Scholar
Kelvin High School
Winnipeg, MB

Jocelyn Leblanc, Azrieli Loran Scholar
École Aux Quatre Vents
Dalhousie, NB

Annaliese Loeppky, McCall MacBain Loran Scholar
Garden Valley Collegiate
Morden, MB

Iryna Luchak, de la Bruyère Loran Scholar
Austin O’Brien High School
Edmonton, AB

Hannah Martin, Loran Scholar
North Colchester High School
Tatamagouche, NS

Nick Milum, Barometer Capital Management Loran Scholar
Eric Hamber Secondary School
Vancouver, BC

Calder Schweitzer, McCall MacBain Loran Scholar
Lindsay Collegiate & Vocational Institute
Fenelon Falls, ON

Abeera Shahid, Applebanks Loran Scholar
Turner Fenton Secondary School
Brampton, ON

Frannie Sobcov, Ralph M. Barford Loran Scholar
Nepean High School
Ottawa, ON

Darcy Taylor, Loran Scholar
Gonzaga Regional High School
St. John’s, NL

Emerald Unruh, Pearson/Sabia Loran Scholar
Westview Secondary School
Pitt Meadows, BC

Lauren Wiebe, BMO Capital Markets Loran Scholar
Niverville Collegiate
Niverville, MB

Jayden Wlasichuk, Rebanks Loran Scholar
Swan Valley Regional Secondary School
Bowsman, MB

Tanner Zekonic, Grandey Loran Scholar
Mount Royal Collegiate
Saskatoon, SK

Bonnie Zhang, Tripp/Smith Loran Scholar
R.C. Palmer Secondary School
Richmond, BC

Helen Zhou, Applebanks Loran Scholar
Central Technical School
Toronto, ON