The Loran Foundation Scholarship 2021 Application Portal Open is now accepting applications from suitably qualified students into their Loran Scholarship for undergraduate programmes at the University of Calgary. It is a fully funded scholarship for all students.
About Loran Scholarship
The Loran Award funds promising young Canadians who show the strength of character and a commitment to service in their communities, challenging them to fully realize their leadership potential. Offered annually to an undergraduate student entering the first year in any faculty.



Renewable in second, third and fourth year at the University of Calgary, provided recipients achieve a minimum GPA of 3.30 over a minimum of 30.00 units in the previous fall and winter terms. The recipients must live in university residence for at least two years and continue to show evidence of character, leadership and service as determined by the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation.


Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes and LORAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 2021 APPLICATION PORTAL OPEN:
Study at one of 25 partner universities with an annual $10,000 living stipend and matching tuition waiver
$10,000 in funding for three summer internships working in an enterprise, public policy, and community development

The pairing of scholars with mentors who challenge them and introduce them to their new communities

An orientation expedition through Algonquin Park

Annual retreats and scholar gatherings

The opportunity to join an extensive community of individuals working toward a better country and world

Criteria for Loran Scholarship
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 scholarship selection process in Canada. Tenable at 25 partner universities, they value the Loran Award 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 118 finalist and provincial & territorial awards ($5,000 or $2,000 each, respectively) to promising candidates.

This award is open to Canadian high school students who:

are in their final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school;
present a minimum cumulative average of 85%;
hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status;
are at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.
Students who graduated in 2021 and are currently taking a gap year are also eligible to apply.

13th October 2021

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Counts as an Official Transcript?
We accept transcripts or unofficial marks summaries that are given by either the school or the Ministry of Education. For Cegep students, we require school academic records that show the R score and grades. Cegep students can view and print these records from Omnivox. We do not accept report cards.

Who Can Write My Reference Letter and How do I Submit it?
You must request a reference letter from a teacher, a member of the community, or someone else who is familiar with your activities. The reference writer may not be a family member or a friend.

After your application is done, your reference writer will receive a reference request email from info@loranscholar.ca. This email will contain a link allowing your reference writer to see your application and access the online reference form (250 words maximum).

You must complete the online reference form before the deadline and LORAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 2021 APPLICATION PORTAL OPEN

When Will I Be Notified About the Status of My Application?
Once your application is fully done, you will receive a confirmation email. Afterwards, only applicants selected as semi-finalists are notified of the status of their application.

However, If selected as semi-finalists, candidates are invited to take part in online interviews via videoconference. 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. Candidates that they select for semi-final interviews will be contacted at least 2 weeks before their interview date.

After semi-final interviews, our committees invite outstanding semi-finalists to take part in national interviews, which will be held from February 10-13, 2022. Our committees also grant provincial & territorial awards and honour citations to semi-finalists who distinguish themselves at the semi-final regional level.