Students may apply in one of two ways:
1. Sponsored Application
Students may submit an application that is sponsored by the school. Each high school in Canada is eligible and encouraged to sponsor up to three students for the award. Each CEGEP may sponsor up to five students.
Our regional committees review the sponsored applications 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.
“Being invited to attend regional interviews was such an honour. I’d have to say that my favourite part of the experience was meeting all the other amazing semi-finalists. We had a great time getting to know one another over the course of the day.” – 2015 semi-finalist
After regional interviews, our committees invite 50-60 outstanding semi-finalists to attend national selections in Toronto. Our committees also grant provincial awards and honour citations to semi-finalists who distinguish themselves at the regional level.
Please contact your guidance counsellor or school principal to find out how your school determines which students to sponsor. More information on how to submit a sponsored application will be made available in September.
2. Direct Pool Application
Students may submit a direct pool application to the Loran Scholars Foundation. There is no limit to the number of direct pool applicants from a single school.
Our national committee reviews direct pool applications and conducts telephone interviews with shortlisted candidates (semi-finalists). From these interviews, the committee invites 15-25 semi-finalists to attend national selections in Toronto. They also grant provincial awards to semi-finalists who distinguish themselves during direct pool interviews.
More information on how to submit a direct pool application will be made available in September.
We encourage students to seek sponsorship, where possible, for earlier assessment and the chance to participate in regional interviews. However, we continue to discover and select Loran Scholars through both application pools.