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Frequently Asked Questions


How to Apply

  • When are applications available? Where can I get them?

    Applications for the Loran Award open early September. Learn more about becoming a Loran Scholar.

  • What are the deadlines?

    For those entering university in 2025, the deadline for submission of all applications is October 15, 2024 (before 8:00PM Eastern Time).

  • What counts as an official transcript?

    We accept transcripts or unofficial marks summaries that are produced by either the school or the Ministry of Education. For Cegep students, we require school academic records that show the R score as well as grades. Generally, Cegep students can view and print these records from Omnivox. Report cards are not accepted.

  • Who can write my reference letter and how do I submit it?

    You must request a reference letter from a teacher, a member of the community or someone else who is familiar with your activities. The reference writer may not be a family member or a friend.

    After your application is finalized, your reference writer will receive a reference request email from This email will contain a link allowing your reference writer to see your application and access the online reference form (250 words maximum).

  • Who is my Cegep representative?

    Please refer to our list of Cegep representatives to locate the correct contact person at your institution.

  • I missed the deadline for the application. Do you consider late applications?

    We do not accept any late applications. Please note the deadline to apply for the 2024 Loran Award is October 15, 2024, before 8:00PM Eastern Time.

  • If my reference writer is away, can I get an extension?

    No. Reference forms must be completed before the application deadline.

    If your reference writer is unable to complete their task before the deadline, you may ask another qualified individual to do so. You can change your reference contact information yourself on the application.

  • When will I be notified about the status of my application?

    Once your application is fully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Afterwards, only applicants selected as semi-finalists are notified of the status of their application.

    If selected as semi-finalists, candidates are invited to participate in online interviews via videoconference. These interviews are an opportunity for semi-finalists to connect with one another, meet the local leaders who serve as our interviewers, and gain valuable interview experience. Candidates selected for semi-final interviews will be contacted at least a week in advance of their interview date.

    After semi-final interviews, our committees invite outstanding semi-finalists to participate in national interviews which will be held in February 2025. Our committees also grant provincial & territorial awards and honour citations to semi-finalists who distinguish themselves at the semi-final regional level.

  • How can candidates apply if internet connectivity is an issue?

    In remote regions where internet connectivity may be an issue, arrangements can be made to submit a mailed or scanned application. Please contact us at 416-646-2120 for details. Note that prior arrangements must be made in order to submit an application this way.

More Questions?

Please review The Loran Program overview or contact us:

Phone: 416.646.2120 x100
Toll-free: 1.866.544.2673 x100