Loran Scholars 2022: Meet the Recipients of the $100,000 Loran Awards

The Loran Scholars Foundation offers the only award of its kind in Canada: the Loran Award. In 2022, 36 students were selected as Loran Scholars. These students were selected from over 5,000 applicants!

Each Loran Scholar receives approximately $100,000 in funding over four years. Recipients are selected on the basis of their integrity, courage, compassion, grit, and personal autonomy.

Let's take a moment to meet just a few of the Loran Scholars for 2022. These are only some of the many incredible recipients, so don't forget to read the rest of their stories on the Loran website.

If you're interested in applying for the Loran Award, a four year comprehensive leadership enrichment program, the deadline for the class of 2023 is coming up soon, on October 12, 2022! You might be featured in next year's article!


Hannah Liu

Hannah attended Lillian Osborne High School in Edmonton, where she co-founded a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free music lessons to children and youth who are otherwise unable to afford them. Hannah is involved in student council, volunteering at her church, and tutoring and mentoring international students.

British Columbia

Aishwarya Heran

Aishwarya's a graduate of the Prince of Wales Mini School in Vancouver. Aishwarya is the co-founder of an organization that provides workshops about intersectional feminism to young students. She is the co-president of her school's feminism club, as well as student council vice president. Aishwarya loves dancing: she perfors ballet and Bharatanatyam, a form of classical Indian dance.

Nova Scotia

Hilus Keay

Hilus went to Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School in Antigonish, Nova Scotia (home of St. Francis Xavier University), where he's the co-premier of a regional leadership organization. He volunteers in local long-term care homes, is an assistant coach at his martial arts club, and Hilus also runs a free community tech support service for anyone who needs help.


Fiona Labonté

Fiona's from South Stormont, Ontario, a small town outside of Ottawa, where she attended École secondaire publique L'Héritage. She was President of Ontario's Francophone Student Organization, where she led other young people to represent young Franco-Ontarians throughout the province, both politically and culturally. She represented the province at the National level, representing Canada's francophone youth.


Kaia Thauberger

Kaia went to Lumsden High School in Regina Beach, Saskatchewan, a tiny lakeside town in the heart of the province. Kaia's the founder and chairperson of a KidSport chapter for her community. She serves as president of her school's student council, she's a member of her community's Parks and Recreation committee, and she provides input on the Government of Saskatchewan's provincial education plan.

Once again, huge congratulations to all of the Loran recipients for 2022 — not just the handful named above! The Loran Award is much more than simply a financial scholarship for post-secondary studies. It's an opportunity to build critical skills and capacity for leadership, to expand horizons by taking on new challenges and exploring diverse experiences, and to join a community of purpose-driven peers who are committed to leaving the world better than they found it.

In addition to the four-year leadership enrichment program, scholars receive one-on-one mentorship, come together for annual gatherings and forums, and are provided with an annual living stipend of $10,000, and a tuition waiver at any of our 25 university partners of up to $10,000 annually. Scholars can also access up to $14,000 in summer funding.

Now's the time, too: the 2023 deadline is coming up on October 12! If you see yourself as a Loran Scholar (and you should!) be sure to apply before the October 12 deadline.

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