The Loran Scholars Foundation is pleased to announce the 28th class of Loran Scholars. These 33 young Canadians were selected from an initial pool of 4,438 applicants based on evidence of character, commitment to serving their communities and long-term 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 350 volunteers in 21 different cities interviewed nearly 400 semi-finalists and then invited 83 finalists to our national selections on February 3rd and 4th. Each of the 33 Loran Scholars was interviewed or assessed by up to 12 different people over the course of three months.

Valued at $100,000 over four years, 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. It is tenable at any of our partner universities.

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Dawn Avery - 2017 Loran Scholar

Dawn Avery
Loran Scholar - 2017

King George Secondary School
Vancouver
British Columbia

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Lily Bateman - 2017 Loran Scholar

Lily Bateman
Loran Scholar - 2017

Northeast Kings Education Centre
Canning
Nova Scotia

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Jeremie Bedard - 2017 Loran Scholar

Jérémie Bédard
Loran Scholar - 2017

Champlain Regional College (St. Lawrence)
Québec
Québec

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Cheyenne Brown - 2017 Loran Scholar

Cheyenne Brown
Loran Scholar - 2017

Kalamalka Secondary School
Vernon
British Columbia

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Cameron Carter - 2017 Loran Scholar

Cameron Carter
Loran Scholar - 2017

St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary School
Abbotsford
British Columbia

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Katie Clarke copy 2

Katie Clarke
Loran Scholar - 2017

Glebe Collegiate Institute
Ottawa
Ontario

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Blair Crawford
Loran Scholar - 2017

McKinnon Park Secondary School
Caledonia
Ontario

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Kieran Cyphus copy 2

Kieran Cyphus
Loran Scholar - 2017

Heritage Woods Secondary School
Port Moody
British Columbia

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Maggie Easton copy 2

Maggie Easton
Loran Scholar - 2017

Prince Andrew High School
Dartmouth
Nova Scotia

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Gwyn Foster copy 2

Gwyn Foster
Loran Scholar - 2017

Uxbridge Secondary School
Uxbridge
Ontario

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Jes Francis

Jes Francis
Loran Scholar - 2017

Drumheller Valley Secondary School
Drumheller
Alberta

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Samantha Giguere copy 2

Samantha Giguere
Loran Scholar - 2017

Central Algoma Secondary School
Thessalon First Nation
Ontario

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Parnika Godkhindi copy 2

Parnika Godkhindi
Loran Scholar - 2017

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
Toronto
Ontario

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Spencer Graling copy 2

Spencer Graling
Loran Scholar - 2017

St. Paul Regional High School
St. Paul
Alberta

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Adam Guthrie copy 2

Adam Guthrie
Loran Scholar - 2017

École Secondaire Notre Dame High School
Red Deer
Alberta

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Allison Harrod copy 2

Allison Harrod
Loran Scholar - 2017

Erin District High School
Hillsburgh
Ontario

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Kerilyn Kennedy copy 2

Kerilyn Kennedy
Loran Scholar - 2017

Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional School
Cloverville
Nova Scotia

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Michelle Lemelin copy 2

Michelle Lemelin
Loran Scholar - 2017

Cégep Garneau
Québec
Québec

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Janine Lock copy 2

Janine Lock
Loran Scholar - 2017

Strait Area Education Recreation Centre
West Bay
Nova Scotia

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Peeha Luthra copy 2

Peeha Luthra
Loran Scholar - 2017

Old Scona Academic High School
Sherwood Park
Alberta

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Chedi Mbaga copy 2

Chedi Mbaga
Loran Scholar - 2017

St. Michael's College School
Toronto
Ontario

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Faris Mecklai

Faris Mecklai
Loran Scholar - 2017

Mulgrave School
North Vancouver
British Columbia

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Umaiyahl Nageswaran copy 2

Umaiyahl Nageswaran
Loran Scholar - 2017

Don Mills Collegiate Institute
Toronto
Ontario

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Margaret Ovenell copy 2

Margaret Ovenell
Loran Scholar - 2017

Stratford Hall
Vancouver
British Columbia

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Hailey Radigan copy 2

Hailey Radigan
Loran Scholar - 2017

Parkdale Collegiate Institute
Toronto
Ontario

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Matthew Reynolds - 2017 Loran Scholar

Matthew Reynolds
Loran Scholar - 2017

Humberview Secondary School
Bolton
Ontario

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Sila Rogan - 2017 Loran Scholar

Sila Rogan
Loran Scholar - 2017

École Secondaire Kelvin High School
Winnipeg
Manitoba

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Ford Smith - 2017 Loran Scholar

Ford Smith
Loran Scholar - 2017

Claremont Secondary School
Victoria
British Columbia

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Adrianna Vanos - 2017 Loran Scholar

Adrianna Vanos
Loran Scholar - 2017

St. James Catholic High School
Guelph
Ontario

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Finley Wheeler - 2017 Loran Scholar

Finley Wheeler
Loran Scholar - 2017

Morden Collegiate
Morden
Manitoba

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Kaitlin Wong - 2017 Loran Scholar

Kaitlin Wong
Loran Scholar - 2017

Killarney Secondary School
Vancouver
British Columbia

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Janelle Weslowski - 2017 Loran Scholar

Janelle Weslowski
Loran Scholar - 2017

West Central High School
Rocky Mountain House
Alberta

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Hui Wen Zheng - 2017 Loran Scholar

Hui Wen Zheng
Loran Scholar - 2017

Western Canada High School
Calgary
Alberta

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We extend our deepest gratitude to our volunteers and to the donors who have committed to funding 30 named awards for the class of 2017. Our donors include the McCall MacBain Foundation (5); an anonymous donor (4); BMO Capital Markets (3); Rebanks Family (2); The Ralph M. Barford Foundation (2); CIBC (2); James Appleyard & Tamara Rebanks; BMO Financial Group; Jonathan Burke & Susan Yurkovich; Clearwater Seafoods; Connor, Clark & Lunn; The John Dobson Foundation; Future Leaders Fund; Hamilton Community Foundation – The Young Fund; KPMG; Paul & Jan Sabourin; Susan & Arthur Scace; and Scotiabank.

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