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. Tenable at 25 partner universities, the Loran Award is valued at $100,000 over four years, including mentorship, funding for summer internships and participation in an extensive network of past and present scholars. This year, we are offering up to 36 Loran Awards. In addition, we are granting up to 120 finalist and provincial & territorial awards ($5,000 or $2,000 each, respectively) to promising candidates.

Renewable for up to four years, with a total value of $100,000, each Loran Award includes:

  • An annual living stipend of $10,000
  • A tuition waiver of up to $10,000 annually from one of 25 partner universities
  • Personal mentorship from a Canadian leader
  • Experiential learning through summer work experiences in three different sectors with funding up to $14,000
  • An orientation expedition through Algonquin Park
  • Annual retreats and scholar gatherings
  • Lifelong membership in a community of values-driven individuals


  • Be graduating from high school in 2024.

    Note: Students who graduated in 2023 and are currently taking a gap year are eligible to apply.

  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Be born between January 1, 2002 and September 1, 2008.

Submission and Application Details

Our application process takes place annually in September/October. Shortlisted candidates are notified at least one week before their semi-final interview date.

There is no limit to the number of applicants from a single school.

Our committees review all applications and invite shortlisted candidates to submit supplemental videos. From these ~500 shortlisted candidates, approximately 250 semi-finalists will be invited to online interviews. 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.

After semi-final interviews, our committees invite outstanding semi-finalists to participate in our national interviews. Our committees also grant provincial & territorial awards ($2,000 each) and honour citations to semi-finalists who distinguish themselves at the semi-final level.

The Loran Scholars Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. If you require accommodation in the application process, please reach out to
Please note: the deliberations of our selection committees are confidential. All decisions are final and not eligible for appeal.

Scholarship Overview

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