Let's Meet the 2024 Loran Scholars

Loran believes the key to building a brighter future is empowering values-driven youth ready to embrace the challenge of leaving the world better than they found it. To find these young people, we look beyond marks to identify 36 students with a guiding sense of purpose: those who demonstrate exceptional strength of character, a deep commitment to service, and the potential to lead with integrity.

As graduating high school and Cégep students, the pursuits and accomplishments of the newest Loran Award recipients are exemplary. Still, it is their courage to push boundaries and challenge the status quo and their dedication to uplifting their communities that distinguish them as Loran Scholars.

Meet the 2024 Loran Scholars

Within the new cohort, one scholar volunteers at a helpline and serves as a member of a Nunavut-wide youth advisory committee on climate change; another is a volunteer providing interpretation services to refugees; one is a student dispatcher for the Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service; and another is the vice president of the operations department of Opportunity, a youth-founded organization that researches opportunities for young Canadians.

These are only a few examples that give us hope that Canada will thrive if we ensure such promising students are given the opportunity to imagine, explore, and create the future. Check out the Loran website to check out these scholars' bios!.

Loran Scholars

Kubra A | Windsor, ONIsaac M | Summerside, PE
Teerka B | Stouffville, ONLiam M-A | Saskatoon, SK
Mishka C-P | Rouyn-Noranda, QCOlivia M | West Vancouver, BC
Émilie C | Issoudun, QCAamna M | Surrey, BC
Blake C | Kingston, ONMbarouk N | Verdun, QC
Julien C | Cold Lake, ABChloe N | Vancouver, BC
Cianne C | Mississauga, ONBaljot R | Winnipeg, MB
Hannah D | Halifax, NSSophie R | Penticton, BC
Jakob D | Havre Boucher, NSAshley S | Surrey, BC
Valérie GC L | St. Pascal Baylon, ONAidan S | St. Lewis, NL
Tristan Hall | Kitimat, BCMark S | New Glasgow, PE
Mahrukh H | Saskatoon, SKSally S | Fredericton, NB
Chloe H | Vancouver, BCAnne-Èva S | Lévis, QC
Lubna I | Calgary, ABBilly T | Moncton, NB
Shreya J | Barrie, ONAidan W | Windsor, NS
Marie-Lou L | Québec, QCKira Y | Yellowknife, NT
Sarah L | Montréal, QCKatie Y | Iqaluit, NU
Sadie M | Corner Brook, NLCould you be next?

Remember, you can visit the Loran website to check out these scholars' bios.

The Loran Scholars application process

To become a Loran Scholar, each of these students participated in an in-depth, nationwide selection process carried out by hundreds of volunteer assessors and interviewers.

From writing an application, to regional semi-final interviews, to attending National Interviews in Toronto, the entire Loran selections process is a personal growth experience — a chance for the students to learn about themselves and connect with other optimistic young changemakers.

Check out the full list of eligibilty requirements on the Loran website.

Benefits of being a Loran Scholar

At Loran, our mission is to find young people who approach challenges with curiosity, perseverance, and creativity, who are humble, inquisitive, and thoughtful, and who have the capacity to collaborate to drive change.

We give these exceptional students a launchpad to unlock their potential and empower them to make positive change in their communities. Loran Scholars benefit from a four-year, comprehensive leadership-enrichment program, financial support, and a network of values-driven peers and mentors — unlike anything else in this country.

Loran Finalists and Semi-finalists

In addition to the Loran Award, we also recognize and provide one-time entrance awards to 54 Loran Finalists who made it to Nationals and 70 students recognized as Loran Provincial and Territorial Award recipients at the semi-final level. Overall, we will invest more than $4 million in 160 community-engaged students across Canada this year.

Loran Scholars: building the next generation

Since its inception 35 years ago, the Loran Scholars Foundation has provided more than $66 million in undergraduate awards to more than 3,400 promising high school and Cégep students, including 796 Loran Scholars. Together, the program's alumni form a diverse ecosystem of values-driven leaders who accept the challenge of building a better world across an array of sectors, such as technology, the arts, law, science, education, and finance.

Though their work spans a multitude of sectors and disciplines, alumni share and continue to be guided by Loran's core values of character, service, and leadership.

Learn more about the Loran scholarship program