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.
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.
Joana Nyambura, Manager, Marketing & Communications