What They're Looking For

  • 🎓Study Year: Grade 12
  • 🍎Grades: 85 - 100%
  • ❤️Volunteer Experience
  • 🌎Citizenship: Canadian or Permanent Resident (Canada)

Additional Notes

  • The deadline for school sponsored applications is October 17th at 8:00pm ET. (Each high school may sponsor up to three students. Each Cegep may sponsor up to eight students.)
  • Unsponsored students may submit direct pool applications before October 24th at 8:00pm ET.

About Scholarship

The Loran Award funds promising young Canadians who show the strength of character and a commitment to service in their communities, challenging them to fully realize their leadership potential.

Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes:

  • Study at one of 25 partner universities with an annual $10,000 living stipend and matching tuition waiver
  • $10,000 in funding for three summer internships working in enterprise, public policy, and community development
  • The pairing of scholars with mentors who challenge them and introduce them to their new communities
  • An orientation expedition through Algonquin Park
  • Annual retreats and scholar gatherings
  • The opportunity to join an extensive community of individuals working toward a better country and world

Loran seeks applicants who possess:

  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Compassion and kindness
  • Determination
  • Personal autonomy and self-motivation
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Resilience
  • Commitment to service

This year, the Loran Scholars Foundation will be selecting up to 36 Loran Scholars.

Loran also grants approximately 102 finalist and provincial awards to promising candidates who are not selected as Loran Scholars.

Finalist Award (52 per year, $5,000 each)

  • $5,000 one-time entrance award
  • Offered to finalists who attend national selections but are not selected as Loran Scholars
  • Tenable at any accredited public university in Canada
  • Certificates are sent to the recipients’ schools in June

Provincial Award (50 per year, $2,000 each)

  • $2,000 one-time entrance award
  • Offered by our regional committees to outstanding semi-finalists who are not asked to attend national selections
  • Tenable at any accredited public university in Canada
  • Certificates are sent to the recipients’ schools in June

About Company

We believe that the promise of a young person is to be found in character. To find Canada’s next generation of leaders, we must look beyond grades and rankings to find the promise of character.

At the Loran Scholars Foundation, we identify and support young people who have the integrity and courage to make difficult decisions, the perseverance to work towards long-term goals, the curiosity to better understand the world around them and the drive to make positive change in their communities.

Every year, our volunteers dedicate over 5,500 hours to selecting up to 32 Loran Scholars from over 4,000 applicants. Our scholars come from all walks of life and every corner of Canada, from Hazelton, BC to Montréal to Fogo Island, NL.

In partnership with 25 Canadian universities and our donors, we challenge our scholars to explore, develop and share their talents. Each Loran Award is valued at $100,000 over four years of undergraduate study, including mentorship and summer experiences.