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Character, service and leadership are the selection criteria for the Loran Scholars program. Loran Scholars are people of strong moral character who have demonstrated commitment to service and potential as leaders. They are curious by nature, interested in a wide range of subjects and willing to take meaningful risks. They prioritize results over appearances and value integrity and honesty. Though they study diverse subjects, and go on to work in a variety of fields, they share a common commitment to their university and larger communities.

The Loran Scholars program is open to every graduating high school or CEGEP student from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Renewable for up to four years, and valued at up to $100,000, it includes an annual tuition waiver and a stipend of $9,000, access to funding and internships through our summer program, invitations to annual gatherings and forums, and one-on-one mentorship. We select 30 Loran Scholars each year and the award is tenable at any of our partner universitiesSponsored applications were due October 24, 2014, and direct pool applications were due October 29, 2014.

Sponsored applicants will be notified on November 10 if they are selected for an interview. Direct pool candidates will be notified in mid-December if they are selected for an interview.

View a sample Loran Scholar application.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be in their final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school or CEGEP. (In Québec, students planning to attend university outside of Québec after only one year of CEGEP are also eligible to apply in their first year of CEGEP). Exceptions will be considered for those who have undertaken a gap year for academic pursuits or community service-based activities.
  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status

Other Awards

Loran Finalist Award ($3,000 one-time award, 40 available)

  • $3,000 one-time entrance award
  • Offered to all finalists who attend national selections but are not selected as Loran Scholars
  • Tenable at any accredited public university in Canada.
  • Certificates are sent directly to students in June.

Loran Provincial Award ($2,000 one-time award, 40 available)

  • $2,000 one-time entrance award
  • Offered by our regional committees to an outstanding semi-finalist who is not asked to attend national selections.
  • Tenable at any accredited public university in Canada.
  • Certificates are sent directly to students in June.

Honour Citation

  • Granted to students who distinguish themselves at regional interviews but are not offered any of the above awards.
  • Certificates are sent directly to students in June.

Semi-Finalist Certificate

  • Issued to students selected for a regional interview who are not recognized in the ways listed above
  • Certificates are sent directly to students in June.