Loran Scholarship are open apply now. Loran Scholars Foundation is a national charitable organization awarding Loran Scholarship for students entering university in Canada. Loran Scholars receive the country’s largest undergraduate merit award on the basis of character, commitment to service and leadership potential.

The Loran Scholars Foundation selects up to 34 students each year for an undergraduate Loran Scholarship valued at $100,000.It has been active since 1990.

The Loran Scholarship is tenable at 25 public universities throughout Canada; however, the lower level awards (provincial awards and finalist awards) can be used at any public Canadian university or college. Twenty-one Loran Scholars have gone on to win Rhodes Scholarships. It consists of annual stipends, a matching tuition waiver, summer internship funding, annual retreats and scholar gatherings, and mentoring over four years of study.

Loran Scholarship Candidate selection

The Loran Scholar selection process is rigorous. The selection process is as follows:

  • Close to 2,500 nominees come as sponsored candidates, with endorsements from their schools. Each secondary school can sponsor up to three students, and each CEGEP in Quebec can sponsor up to eight students. Evaluations are made by 39 committees in 23 regions, from St. John’s to Victoria, and then close to 500 semi-finalists, or approximately 10 candidates per committee, are chosen for regional interviews.
  • Over 2,500 candidates come through the direct pool (self-nomination). The national assessment panel evaluates the application of each candidate, and telephone interviews are conducted with semi-finalists in December.
  • Up to 88 finalists are invited from across Canada to attend two days of National Selections in Toronto.
  • Up to 34 candidates are selected as Loran Scholars. In addition, up to 104 candidates are offered finalist ($5,000) and provincial ($2,000) awards.

Loran Scholarship Eligibility (Basic Eligibility): 

Canadian citizen or permanent resident; Incoming student; strong academic performance; leader

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Loran Scholarship Admission Scholarship
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Every year, the Loran Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional young Canadians who demonstrate character, service and leadership. We look for qualities that a transcript alone cannot show: personal integrity and character; commitment to service and an entrepreneurial spirit; breadth in academic and extra-curricular interests; strongly developed inner-directedness; and outstanding overall potential for leadership. Through the country’s most rigorous and personalized selection process, which includes interviews at the regional and national level, we select the top 30 of approximately 3,500 applicants as Loran Scholars.

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Domestic Students