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We are excited to announce the 2020 class of Loran Scholars. This year, we selected 36 exceptional young Canadians from a pool of 5,194 applicants, based on evidence of character, commitment to community service, and 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 400+ volunteers interviewed 544 semi-finalists and then invited 88 finalists to our National Selections on January 31st and February 1st. Each of the 36 Loran Scholars was interviewed or assessed by up to 12 different people over the course of three months.

Loran Scholars receive opportunities to explore, develop, and share their talents over four years of undergraduate study at any of our 25 partner universities. 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.

Adam Luoma
Rebanks Family Loran Scholar - 2020
McMaster University
Hammarskjold High School
Thunder Bay
Ontario

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Adam Matthews-Kott
Dobson Loran Scholar - 2020
McGill University
Inquiry Hub Secondary School
Port Coquitlam
British Columbia

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Adithi Balaji
Rebanks Family Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Victoria
École St. Patrick High School
Yellowknife
Northwest Territories

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Alaa Khalaf
BMO Capital Markets Loran Scholar - 2020
Queen's University
George S. Henry Academy
Toronto
Ontario

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Alex Parsan
Dobson Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Ottawa
Heart Lake Secondary School
Brampton
Ontario

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Amar Farkouh
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2020
Université de Montréal
Cégep de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke
Quebec

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Anson Yu
BMO Capital Markets Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Waterloo
R.E. Mountain Secondary School
Langley
British Columbia

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Awa Hanane Diagne
Azrieli Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Toronto
Marianopolis College
Montreal
Quebec

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Ayden Harrison
John H. McArthur Loran Scholar - 2020
Queen's University
Lillooet Secondary School
Lillooet
British Columbia

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Cai Mitchell
Azrieli Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Toronto
John Abbott College
Hudson
Quebec

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Camille Maltais
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2020
Université de Montréal
Cégep de Granby
Granby
Quebec

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Cole Stainer
Loran Scholar - 2020
University of British Columbia
Birtle Collegiate Institute
Birtle
Manitoba

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Connor Watrych
Applebanks Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Alberta
Yorkton Regional High School
Yorkton
Saskatchewan

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Dhanishta Ambwani
Loran Scholar - 2020
McGill University
Leo Hayes High School
Fredericton
New Brunswick

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Giovanni Ferraresso
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2020
University of British Columbia
Byrne Creek Secondary School
Burnaby
British Columbia

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Govind Deol
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2020
University of British Columbia
L.A. Matheson Secondary School
Surrey
British Columbia

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Heather Chisholm
Rebanks Family Loran Scholar - 2020
McGill University
Rothesay Netherwood School
Quispamsis
New Brunswick

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Kaiden Thompson
Rebanks Family Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Toronto
Indian Head High School
Indian Head
Saskatchewan

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Katarzyna Farrell
Loran Scholar - 2020
Dalhousie University
Riverview Rural High School
Sydney
Nova Scotia

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Kinsley Jura
Gucciardi Loran Scholar - 2020
McGill University
St. Peter Catholic High School
Orleans
Ontario

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Kylee Smith
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2020
University of British Columbia
Stamford Collegiate
Niagara Falls
Ontario

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Kylie Flynn
Scace Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Ottawa
Marion M. Graham Collegiate
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan

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Lavan Balendran
Ralph M. Barford Loran Scholar - 2020
University of British Columbia
Abelard School
Toronto
Ontario

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Leilani Pearson
Rebanks Family Loran Scholar - 2020
Queen's University
Hugh Boyd Secondary
Richmond
British Columbia

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Lydia Hardy
Johnston Loran Scholar - 2020
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. Stephen’s All Grade
Rencontre East
Newfoundland and Labrador

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Mamanar Diasse
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Ottawa
Eastdale Collegiate and Vocational Institute
Oshawa
Ontario

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Margaux Roncière
Scotiabank Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Toronto
Dawson College
Dorval
Quebec

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Maryna Rusakova
Temerty Loran Scholar - 2020
McGill University
Champlain College, St. Lawrence
Quebec
Quebec

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Maya Linsley
Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Victoria
Eastwood Collegiate Institute
Kitchener
Ontario

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Rubaiat Hye
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2020
McGill University
Westmount Secondary School
Hamilton
Ontario

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Sabah Sharif
Ralph M. Barford Loran Scholar - 2020
McGill University
F. W. Johnson Collegiate
Regina
Saskatchewan

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Sumaya Soufi
Wheaton Loran Scholar - 2020
McGill University
Ross Sheppard High School
Edmonton
Alberta

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Sydney Strocen
Marilyn & Walter Booth Loran Scholar - 2020
University of British Columbia
William Morton Collegiate
Langruth
Manitoba

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Taim Saeed
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2020
McMaster University
Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute
Kingston
Ontario

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Victoria Champagne
Lallemand Loran Scholar - 2020
Université de Sherbrooke
Cégep Limoilou (campus de Québec)
Château-Richer
Quebec

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Zelal Kaya
BMO Capital Markets Loran Scholar - 2020
University of Ottawa
Tommy Douglas Secondary School
Vaughan
Ontario

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Photo credit: Eric Choi (Edge Imaging)

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Danielle Sanders, Marketing & Communications Officer
416.646.2120, x227
danielle.sanders@loranscholar.ca

Katii Capern, Marketing & Communications Officer
416.646.2120, x233
katii.capern@loranscholar.ca