The Loran Scholarship Foundation
What is it?
The Loran scholarship foundation was created in 1988 by Dr. Robert Cluett. It was created after noticing a gap in the Canadian financial aid system; Loran scholarship financial aid is given to “those who show promise of the leadership and other talents that will make their communities better places both during and after their university careers.” A lot of scholarships and scholarship programs in Canada are sports and academically based. Dr. Robert Cluett says that their work at the foundation is based on the “breadth, openness to challenge, and willingness to take risk are many times more important than any quantitative measure of promise.” When looking at scholarship candidates, the foundation has 3 main pillars of judgement: Character, Service and Leadership.
The Process and Eligibility
Hundreds of students are interviewed across the country via video conference. To be a finalist, you will be judged more so on your character and asked to reflect on your motivations and what you want to do with your life. The scholarship is in partner with 25 universities across Canada and you can earn up to $100,000 over 4 years.
The Basics Requirements for High School Students:
Amount: $100,000 over 4 years
- Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.
- Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
- Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
- Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.
What is the next Deadline?
October 19th, 2017