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2024 Loran Finalists

Out of a pool of over 5,200 applicants, the 90 young people selected as Loran Finalists for the class of 2024 have demonstrated their intrinsic drive to step up in the face of challenges and positively impact their communities. These students will be travelling from homes as widespread as Yellowknife, NT; Saint Lewis, NL; and Kitimat, BC when we welcome them at Loran’s National Interviews in Toronto on February 23-25, 2024 where they will have the chance to be named one of 36 Loran Scholars.

The Loran Scholars Foundation identifies students with character; those who believe in pushing boundaries by questioning the status quo, while showing compassion and a commitment to service—seeing a need and making positive change in their own communities. These young people view the world through a lens of curiosity, and have leadership qualities they may not even fully realize themselves. We look for qualities that grades alone cannot show: a breadth of interests, and deep commitment to service, the courage to make difficult decisions, and the determination to work towards long-term goals.

Loran’s reflective and thorough Selections process, carried out through the work of hundreds of volunteer assessors and interviewers, is designed to uncover this promise and leadership potential in students from the smallest towns to the largest cities across Canada. At a time when Canada is seeing a dramatic decline in volunteerism, the steadfast commitment of Loran’s nationwide network of volunteers is a testament to the recognized impact of the Foundation and the scholars it supports. For example, Loran Finalists are supporting their communities in a number of ways: 

  • Co-creating and raising funds for an after-school soccer coaching program at a local, under-resourced elementary school
  • Developing a local youth climate advocacy network after establishing an internship program focused on educating other students about Great Slave Lake
  • Selling handmade jewelry as a Ramadan fundraiser and donating the earnings to build wells in the most water-scarce regions of Pakistan
  • Establishing a pro-bono haircut service for students and teachers at his CEGEP with any donations given to the local mother-child hospital
  • Spearheading a vaccine literacy design-athon, engaging over 200+ youth participants across five countries in a dialogue about public health

We know that such promising young people have the power to change the future for the better—they just need a launchpad and opportunities to grow. This is precisely what we offer Loran Scholars: an enrichment program of leadership development and diverse learning experiences that equip them to create positive change over the course of their lifetimes.

During National interviews, we will be seeking the 36 young people who most exceptionally demonstrate strength of character, dedication to service, and leadership potential to be named the class of 2024 Loran Scholars. Each will receive a Loran Award, which comprises financial support including an annual stipend and tuition waiver; a comprehensive leadership enrichment program including a variety of summer work experiences; membership in a community of values-driven individuals, one-on-one mentoring, and annual retreats and forums.

Finalists not selected as Loran Scholars are eligible to receive a one-time $6,000 Loran Finalist Award tenable at any Canadian university. At the conclusion of our semi-final interviews, 70 students who distinguished themselves at that level received one-time $2,000 Loran Provincial/Territorial Awards. Overall, we will be investing close to $4M in 160 students across Canada this year. 

Since its inception, the Loran Scholars Foundation has provided more than $66 million in undergraduate awards to 3,300+ promising high school and CEGEP students including 647 Loran alumni. Together they form a diverse ecosystem of purpose-driven leaders pushing boundaries across an array of fields, such as technology, the arts, law, science, education and finance. Loran Scholars have gone on to hold such positions as: Executive Director of the Canadian Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities; CEO, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce; Research Scientist and Engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center; President & CEO, Birds Canada; and Assistant Professor, Critical Studies of Race & Indigeneity at the University of Toronto. Moreover, 8 Loran Scholars have gone on to clerk for the Supreme Court and 25 have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. Though their work spans a multitude of sectors and disciplines, alumni share and continue to be guided by Loran’s core values of character, service, and leadership.

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2024 Loran Finalists

Calder Adams
Middleton Regional High School
South Farmington, NS

Mercy Ajibola
Nelson McIntyre Collegiate
Winnipeg, MB

Lexi Anderson-Schmidt
Stonewall Collegiate Institute
Stonewall, MB

Paniz Arbabi
École secondaire publique Gisèle-Lalonde
Ottawa, ON

Kubra Ashori
St. Michael’s Adult Catholic Secondary School
Windsor, ON

Teerka Baskaran
Bayview Secondary School
Stouffville, ON

Anita Bedi
École secondaire publique L’Héritage
Cornwall, ON

Juliette Benoît
Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific
L’Assomption, QC

Delice Betukumesu
Dawson College
Saint-Constant, QC

Maxence Bois
Cégep de Lévis
Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, QC

Arihant Boli
Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School
Brampton, ON

Laurent Bourget
École secondaire catholique Paul-Desmarais
Ottawa, ON

Ciara Browne
Princess Margaret Secondary School
Penticton, BC

Mia Cadsby
University of Toronto Schools
Toronto, ON

Mishka Caldwell-Pichette
Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Rouyn-Noranda, QC

Emilie Charest
Cégep de Lévis
Issoudun, QC

Jaden Chiang
St. Augustine Catholic High School
Unionville, ON

Thomas Cho
St. Malachy’s Memorial High School
Saint John, NB

Blake Conod
École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier
Kingston, ON

Julien Côté
École Voyageur
Cold Lake, AB

Cianne Coutinho
Loyola Catholic Secondary School
Mississauga, ON

Hannah Daley
Citadel High School
Halifax, NS

Jakob DeGruchy
East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy
Havre Boucher, NS

Pavi Dhiman
Turner Fenton Secondary School
Brampton, ON

Lucy Duncan
Bear Creek Secondary School
Barrie, ON

Nami Dwyer
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy
Canmore, AB

Reanna Ellis
Cardinal Leger Secondary School
Brampton, ON

Saniyah Farzeen
Don Mills Collegiate Institute
Toronto, ON

Valérie GC Lalonde
École secondaire catholique de Plantagenet
St. Pascal Baylon, ON

Kyla Gillani
William Aberhart High School
Calgary, AB

Tristan Hall
Mount Elizabeth Middle-Secondary
Kitimat, BC

Mahrukh Hassan
Bedford Road Collegiate
Saskatoon, SK

Zainab Hedayati
Bedford Road Collegiate
Saskatoon, SK

Chloe Huang
Britannia Secondary School
Vancouver, BC

Lubna Ismail
Lord Beaverbrook High School
Calgary, AB

Zyva Jaffer
Milton District High School
Milton, ON

Shreya Jain
Maple Ridge Secondary School
Barrie, ON

Felix Jeong
Eden High School
St. Catharines, ON

Clay Johnson
Wellington Secondary School
Nanaimo, BC

Noah Karmali
Westmount Charter School
Calgary, AB

Samantha Kieyele
École secondaire Mosaïque
Dartmouth, NS

Caedmon Kovacs
Clayton Heights Secondary
Langley, BC

Siya Lakra
Bishop Carroll High School
Calgary, AB

Lauranne Lallemant
Collège Lionel-Groulx
Mirabel, QC

Mila Latinovich
Hillfield Strathallan College
Burlington, ON

Marie-Lou Latourre
Cégep Garneau
Québec, QC

Mireille Lemoine
Collège régional Gabrielle-Roy
St. Agathe, MB

Sarah Leshob
Collège André-Grasset
Montréal, QC

Eureka Liu
North Surrey Secondary
Surrey, BC

Ethan Lyric
Glenlawn Collegiate
Winnipeg, MB

Sadie MacDonnell
Corner Brook Regional High School
Corner Brook, NL

Isaac MacLean
Three Oaks Senior High School
Summerside, PE

Tisiane Magniga Wembou
École secondaire catholique Saint-Charles-Garnier
Oshawa, ON

Nayis Majumder
H. J. Cambie Secondary School
Richmond, BC

Charlie McEwen
Halifax Grammar School
Halifax, NS

Liam McKay-Argyriou
Marion M. Graham Collegiate
Saskatoon, SK

Olivia Mendes
Sentinel Secondary School
West Vancouver, BC

Ahmed Mohamed
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School
Sudbury, ON

Hannah Moores
Exploits Valley High
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL

Emi Morse
Central Kings Rural High School
Coldbrook, NS

Aamna Mushtaq
Princess Margaret Secondary School
Surrey, BC

Mbarouk Nassor
Cégep de Saint-Laurent
Verdun, QC

Reenaz Nawar
Port Moody Secondary
Port Moody, BC

Danella Nduwayo
Glebe Collegiate Institute
Ottawa, ON

Keegan Newnham-Boyd
F. H. Collins Secondary School
Whitehorse, YT

Chloe Nguyen
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary
Vancouver, BC

Olaitan Olajide
St. Mary’s High School
Kitchener, ON

Jada Overmars
Ernest Manning High School
Calgary, AB

Olivia Parsons
Highland Secondary School
Comox, BC

Baljot Rai
St. Paul’s High School
Winnipeg, MB

Paolo Ramelli
Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School
Hamilton, ON

Sophie Robinson
Penticton Secondary School
Penticton, BC

Elizabeth Rose
Victoria High School
Victoria, BC

Masha Rudak
John Abbott College
Pointe-Claire, QC

Ashley Sabharwal
Clayton Heights Secondary
Surrey, BC

Aidan Sampson
St. Lewis Academy
St. Lewis, NL

Mark Seemann
Charlottetown Rural High School
New Glasgow, PE

Sally Smith
École Sainte-Anne
Fredericton, NB

Anne-Èva Soucy
Cégep de Sainte-Foy
Lévis, QC

Madison Streamer
Frontier Collegiate Institute
Cranberry Portage, MB

Gabe Thacker
Senator Gershaw School
Bow Island, AB

Billy Truong
Bernice MacNaughton High School
Moncton, NB

Emmy Wang
Thomas Haney Secondary School
Maple Ridge, BC

Aidan Webb
Avon View High School
Windsor, NS

Abby Welshman
Corner Brook Regional High School
Mount Moriah, NL

Brandon Wu
Vancouver Technical Secondary
Vancouver, BC

George Xie
Lillian Osborne High School
Edmonton, AB

Kira Young
Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific
Yellowknife, NT

Katie Yu
Inuksuk High School
Iqaluit, NU

Parker Zhang
Walnut Grove Secondary School
Langley, BC