The Loran Scholars Foundation is a national charity working in partnership with universities, donors, and volunteers across the country to find and nurture young people in Canada who show strength of character and commitment to service, challenging them to realize their full potential. The Loran Scholars Foundation has been selecting and supporting thousands of exceptional young Canadians since 1988.

Through the support of the R. Howard Webster Foundation and a network of close to 600 other donors across the country, the Loran Scholars Foundation provides opportunities for students to pursue post-secondary studies in Canada. Each Loran Scholar receives a renewable four-year award valued at over $100,000, including an annual living stipend and matching tuition waiver from one of Loran’s 25 partner universities; funding to develop practical skills through summer experiential learning opportunities in enterprise, public policy, and community development; a mentor to help guide and challenge them; and membership in an extended community of peers, alumni and dedicated Loran champions. Much more than financial assistance, the Loran Award includes a four-year comprehensive leadership enrichment program that emphasizes exploration, discovery, and personal growth.

With an alumni community now totalling more than 600 past scholars, the impact of this early investment in their education, skill-building, and leadership enrichment is evident. Though their work spans an array of sectors and disciplines, such as technology, the arts, law, medicine, science, education, and finance, Loran alumni continue to be guided by Loran’s core values of character, service, and leadership. Loran Scholars have gone on to hold such positions as: President, Doctors of the World; Assistant Professor, Critical Studies of Race & Indigeneity at the University of Toronto; Chief of Staff, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency with the Government of Canada; and Founder & CEO of FundThrough. Moreover, 8 Loran Scholars have gone on to clerk for the Supreme Court, and 25 have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. Loran Scholars share a lifelong commitment to leaving things better than they found them.

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