In partnership with universities, donors and volunteers across the country, we’re investing in the future of Canada. We offer the country’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate award to young Canadians on the basis of character, service and the promise of leadership.

In a society that believes so strongly in tangible rankings and ratings, we colour outside the lines.

To find the next generation of leaders for Canada, we look beyond the transcript and find the promise of character: integrity, courage, compassion, determination and a high level of personal autonomy.

We discover these qualities by administering the country’s most intensive and personalized scholarship selection process. Find out more.


4,751 applications

1,604 interviews

266 semi-finalists

90 finalists



Loran Scholars

The Loran Award is not a reward for past accomplishments, but an investment in a potential future path of high impact.

By providing mentorship, access to summer internships, a peer network and financial support, we challenge and inspire scholars to develop and share their talents and to help them be true to their vision. Find out more.

We’ve invested in

757 Loran Scholars

over 34 years


Ours is a community project resting on three pillars: our partner universities, donors and volunteers.

We are fortunate to benefit from the support of several hundred donors throughout Canada and the wider world, from individuals to corporations and foundations to those who contribute to our endowment fund. Over 650 volunteers serve in a wide range of roles, providing 14,500+ hours of service each year. Find out more.

25 Partner Universities

which waive tuition for our scholars

650+ Donors

including 96% of the alumni

14,500+ Hours

of volunteer service each year

  • “Knowing first-hand how the opportunities the foundation provides change lives, I can’t help but want to be a part of that.”

    Mark Schaan (Loran Scholar ’97), Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • “We’re building a generation of Canada’s next leaders in a wide variety of sectors.”

    Michelle Dagnino (W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar ’98), Executive Director, Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre
  • “Being a Loran Scholar means a long-term commitment to fulfilling the potential of oneself and maximizing one’s contribution to the community.”

    Lucas Skoczkowski (Loran Scholar ’92), Founder & former CEO, Redknee