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The Loran Scholars Foundation is pleased to announce the 28th class of Loran Scholars. These 33 young Canadians were selected from an initial pool of 4,438 applicants based on evidence of character, commitment to serving their communities and long-term leadership potential.

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. Our 350 volunteers in 21 different cities interviewed nearly 400 semi-finalists and then invited 83 finalists to our national selections on February 3rd and 4th. Each of the 33 Loran Scholars was interviewed or assessed by up to 12 different people over the course of three months.

Valued at $100,000 over four years, each Loran Award includes an annual stipend of $10,000 and matching tuition waiver, access to $10,000 in funding for summer internships, one-on-one mentorship and annual retreats and scholar gatherings. It is tenable at any of our partner universities.

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Dawn Avery
BMO Loran Scholar - 2017
McGill University
King George Secondary School
Vancouver
British Columbia

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Lily Bateman
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Toronto
Northeast Kings Education Centre
Canning
Nova Scotia

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Jérémie Bédard
Dobson Loran Scholar - 2017
Queen's University
Champlain Regional College (St. Lawrence)
Québec
Québec

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Cheyenne Brown
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2017
Queen's University
Kalamalka Secondary School
Vernon
British Columbia

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Cameron Carter
Scace Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Toronto
St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary School
Abbotsford
British Columbia

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Katie Clarke
BMO Capital Markets Loran Scholar - 2017
University of King's College
Glebe Collegiate Institute
Ottawa
Ontario

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Blair Crawford
Young Fund Loran Scholar - 2017
McGill University
McKinnon Park Secondary School
Caledonia
Ontario

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Kieran Cyphus
Connor, Clark & Lunn Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Toronto
Heritage Woods Secondary School
Port Moody
British Columbia

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Maggie Easton
KPMG Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Victoria
Prince Andrew High School
Dartmouth
Nova Scotia

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Gwyn Foster
Rebanks Family Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Waterloo
Uxbridge Secondary School
Uxbridge
Ontario

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Jes Francis

Jes Francis
Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Ottawa
Drumheller Valley Secondary School
Drumheller
Alberta

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Samantha Giguere
Hydro One Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Toronto
Central Algoma Secondary School
Thessalon First Nation
Ontario

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Parnika Godkhindi
Ralph M. Barford Loran Scholar - 2017
McMaster University
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
Toronto
Ontario

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Spencer Graling
Rebanks Family Loran Scholar - 2017
University of British Columbia
St. Paul Regional High School
St. Paul
Alberta

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Adam Guthrie
Loran Scholar - 2017
University of British Columbia
École Secondaire Notre Dame High School
Red Deer
Alberta

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Allison Harrod
BMO Capital Markets Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Ottawa
Erin District High School
Hillsburgh
Ontario

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Michelle Lemelin
CIBC Loran Scholar - 2017
University of British Columbia
Cégep Garneau
Québec
Québec

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Janine Lock
Clearwater Loran Scholar - 2017
McGill University
Strait Area Education Recreation Centre
West Bay
Nova Scotia

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Peeha Luthra
Ralph M. Barford Loran Scholar - 2017
McGill University
Old Scona Academic High School
Sherwood Park
Alberta

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Chedi Mbaga
Applebanks Loran Scholar - 2017
University of New Brunswick
St. Michael's College School
Toronto
Ontario

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Faris Mecklai

Faris Mecklai
Loran Scholar - 2017
McMaster University
Mulgrave School
North Vancouver
British Columbia

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Umaiyahl Nageswaran
Sabourin Loran Scholar - 2017
University of British Columbia
Don Mills Collegiate Institute
Toronto
Ontario

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Margaret Ovenell
CIBC Loran Scholar - 2017
McGill University
Stratford Hall
Vancouver
British Columbia

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Hailey Radigan
Loran Scholar - 2017
University of British Columbia
Parkdale Collegiate Institute
Toronto
Ontario

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Matthew Reynolds
Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Waterloo
Humberview Secondary School
Bolton
Ontario

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Sila Rogan
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2017
University of British Columbia
École Secondaire Kelvin High School
Winnipeg
Manitoba

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Ford Smith
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2017
University of British Columbia
Claremont Secondary School
Victoria
British Columbia

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Adrianna Vanos
Loran Scholar - 2017
University of King's College
St. James Catholic High School
Guelph
Ontario

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Finley Wheeler
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2017
University of British Columbia
Morden Collegiate
Morden
Manitoba

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Kaitlin Wong
Loran Scholar - 2017
McGill University
Killarney Secondary School
Vancouver
British Columbia

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Janelle Weslowski
Scotiabank Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Guelph
West Central High School
Rocky Mountain House
Alberta

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Hui Wen Zheng
Future Leaders Fund Loran Scholar - 2017
University of Toronto
Western Canada High School
Calgary
Alberta

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We extend our deepest gratitude to our volunteers and to the donors who have committed to funding 30 named awards for the class of 2017. Our donors include the McCall MacBain Foundation (5); an anonymous donor (4); BMO Capital Markets (3); Rebanks Family (2); The Ralph M. Barford Foundation (2); CIBC (2); James Appleyard & Tamara Rebanks; BMO Financial Group; Jonathan Burke & Susan Yurkovich; Clearwater Seafoods; Connor, Clark & Lunn; Hydro One; The John Dobson Foundation; Future Leaders Fund; Hamilton Community Foundation – The Young Fund; KPMG; Paul & Jan Sabourin; Susan & Arthur Scace; and Scotiabank.

Media Contact

Joana Nyambura, Manager, Marketing & Communications
416.646.2120, x228
joana.nyambura@loranscholar.ca