Our Scholars

Every year, we assess approximately 4,000 applicants and select up to 33 promising young Canadians as Loran Scholars, based on evidence of integrity, courage, compassion, grit and a high level of personal autonomy.

We provide Loran Scholars with opportunities to explore, develop and share their talents over four years of undergraduate study. At this time, there are 117 scholars attending 19 different universities across the country.

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Aaron Benwic - Young Foundation Loran Scholar - UBC

Aaron Benwic
Young Foundation Loran Scholar - 2015
University of British Columbia
Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School
Toronto, Ontario


Abeera Shahid
Applebanks Loran Scholar - 2015
McMaster University
Turner Fenton Secondary School
Brampton, Ontario

Adi Sharma - 2016 R. Howard Webster Loran Scholar - University of Waterloo

Adi Sharma
R. Howard Webster Loran Scholar - 2016
University of Waterloo
Grande Prairie Composite High School
Grande Prairie, Alberta

Aditi Sriram - 2016 Scace Loran Scholar - UBC

Aditi Sriram
Scace Loran Scholar - 2016
University of British Columbia
William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute
Toronto, Ontario

Aidan Harold - 2016 Young Fund Loran Scholar - University of Toronto

Aidan Harold
Young Fund Loran Scholar - 2016
University of Toronto
Notre Dame College School
Welland, Ontario

Alex Gillis - 2016 John Dobson Loran Scholar at UBC

Alex Gillis
Dobson Loran Scholar - 2016
University of British Columbia
Fountain Academy of the Sacred Heart
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Allison Gacad - 2016 Scotiabank Loran Scholar at UBC

Allison Gacad
Scotiabank Loran Scholar - 2016
University of British Columbia
St. John Paul II Catholic Secondary School
Toronto, Ontario

Allison Pritchard - Vancouver, BC

Allison Pritchard
Loran Scholar - 2014
University of British Columbia
West Island College
Calgary, Alberta


Andrea Bennett
BMO Capital Markets Loran Scholar - 2013
Dalhousie University
Appalachia High School
St. George's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Annaliese Loeppky
McCall MacBain Loran Scholar - 2015
Ryerson University
Garden Valley Collegiate
Morden, Manitoba

Our Alumni

The first three Loran Scholars graduated from university in 1994. Today, our 452 alumni are pursuing a wide variety of careers in Canada, the U.S. and other parts of the world. They include the CEO of a global company, award-winning entrepreneurs, senior executives of large-scale institutions, six clerks at the Supreme Court of Canada, 19 Rhodes Scholars, the regional medical director in Inuvik, scientists, educators, World Bank economists and executive directors of local and national charities.

Their passions, projects and careers are strikingly diverse, but what unites them is their continued commitment to one another and to our core values of character, service and leadership.

Although the average age of our alumni is only 30, and many of them are still pursuing graduate studies, 91% have made a donation to the foundation. They also dedicate thousands of volunteer hours to selecting and supporting future scholars.

Alumni remain connected to one another through gatherings organized by regional coordinators and the Connexion reunion weekend.

alumni in Canada, the U.S. and around the world


have made donations to the foundation

Loran Scholars chosen as Rhodes Scholars in 23 years