The Loran Scholars Foundation

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About

The Loran Scholars Foundation is entering into an exciting phase of pandemic recovery, but we need your help to make it a reality.

After nearly two years of virtual programming, Loran will be holding an in-person gathering in February 2022. We could not be more excited about this development, because some of Loran's in-stream scholars have yet to meet each other in-person.

Loran’s in-person programming is vital to building connections among scholars. It is at these events where the seeds of the lifelong Loran network of community-minded young people are planted, where conversations are fuelled by inspiration and motivation, and where life-changing relationships are forged.

"Gathering with the Loran community in-person is invaluable. Coming together allows us the opportunity to foster personal connections within our community, mending together our experiences into a product that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Scholars leave in-person gatherings feeling refreshed, excited, and connected; it is an essential part of the Loran Award that empowers us to take on more meaningful challenges on our campuses and in our communities."
- Liam O'Brien, 2018 Rebanks Family Loran Scholar

Postponing these in-person community-building events has been difficult for scholars, who have spent much of the last two years studying virtually, and disconnected from their peers and university campuses. In response to this, Loran successfully reimagined the entirety of its comprehensive four-year program within an online environment. Although this filled many gaps, it has not replaced the way that relationships are built and connections are formed through in-person interactions.

We made a commitment early on to bring scholars together at a time when it was safe. We made this commitment because we know that convening high-potential young people who are poised to help solve tomorrow’s problems is crucial to their growth and, by extension, the long-term investment in our collective future. Gathering as a community is sewn into the fabric of Loran’s values of character, service, and leadership.

It begins with your help.

At its core, Loran is a community-powered project. We are turning to you — our community — to help us make this first scholar gathering a reality. With the donation of your Aeroplan Points, you can bring together scholars from coast to coast to coast and help us reach our goal of raising 500,000 Aeroplan Points until January 2022.

Thank you for helping us build community with Loran Scholars.


FAQ:

WHAT IS THE SCHOLARS' FORUM?

The forum offers first and fourth year scholars opportunities to connect and build relationships across cohorts at the bookends of their Loran experiences, taking inspiration from one another and from forum guests.

For first-year scholars, the weekend is filled with workshops that support their planning and preparing for their undergraduate years. For fourth-year scholars, they engage in transition programming, which prepares them for next steps after graduation. The forum’s peer-to-peer learning opportunities provide valuable connection points for both scholar cohorts.

WHY NOW?

*Like many organizations, we were faced with the decision to plan a gathering online for a second year, or return to it in-person. Loran consulted public health guidelines and solicited feedback from stakeholders, and determined that a move back to in-person programming was safe and feasible.

*We have heard from scholars that they are very eager to gather in-person.

*We are currently planning for the following safety protocols:
--A COVID-19 full vaccination requirement, and rapid-testing required for all participants;
--Masks required for all indoor activities, except when eating and drinking;
--50% facility capacity for maximum air circulation and six feet of physical distancing.

ABOUT LORAN SCHOLARS FOUNDATION:
We’re in search of young Canadians with integrity, compassion, and courage – the future community helpers, movement makers, and civic-minded risk-takers. The Loran Scholars Foundation (www.loranscholar.ca) works to identify and support talented students who show sparks of leadership potential and strong commitment to service. Together with 600+ volunteers, 600+ donors, and Canadian university partners, we are investing in our collective future.

The Loran Award is the country’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate merit-based award. The award is unique in that it’s not a reward for past accomplishments, but an investment in a potential future path of high impact.

Loran, short for Long-Range Aid to Navigation, is a system that uses three points (for us, our values of character, service and leadership) to determine one’s course for a long journey. We chose this name to emphasize the lifelong impact and values of being a Loran Scholar.

We annually invest in the potential of young people across the country in the following ways:

- Loran Provincial/Territorial Award: up to 60 semi-finalists receive a one-time amount of $2,000 to be used at any public Canadian University.
- Loran Finalist Award: up to 58 finalists receive a one-time amount of $5,000 to be used at any public Canadian University.
- Loran Award: up to 36 students will earn Loran Awards, each valued at $100,000 over four years and renewed annually.

We do not provide a scholarship in the traditional sense of simple funds to support students through school. Our mission is to support these students in realizing their potential and promote their growth as leaders who are committed to giving back by providing them with a launchpad. Loran Scholars are encouraged to use all of these opportunities to broaden and enrich their academic studies and develop their leadership capabilities.

Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes:
- Study at any of our 25 partner universities with an annual $10,000 living stipend and up to
$10,000 in tuition waiver, per year
- Up to $14,000 in funding for three summer work experiences in enterprise, public policy,
and community development in Canada and abroad
- A comprehensive four-year enrichment program including:
- A one-one-one mentorship program with a business or community leader
- An orientation expedition with Outward Bound
- Annual retreats and scholar gatherings that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and skills building
- The opportunity to join an extensive life-long community of individuals working
toward a better country and world

In addition to scholar stewardship, we have an active and engaged alumni community. Through virtual and local programming, the 12 alumni hubs across North America and the globe (including one specifically designated as a global hub) keep alumni connected to the values that were first identified in them as Loran Scholars. Despite their young average age (only 32), our 583 alumni have taken on leadership responsibilities beyond their years in business, public policy, academia, law, medicine, the arts and many other disciplines.

About

The Loran Scholars Foundation is entering into an exciting phase of pandemic recovery, but we need your help to make it a reality.

After nearly two years of virtual programming, Loran will be holding an in-person gathering in February 2022. We could not be more excited about this development, because some of Loran's in-stream scholars have yet to meet each other in-person.

Loran’s in-person programming is vital to building connections among scholars. It is at these events where the seeds of the lifelong Loran network of community-minded young people are planted, where conversations are fuelled by inspiration and motivation, and where life-changing relationships are forged.

"Gathering with the Loran community in-person is invaluable. Coming together allows us the opportunity to foster personal connections within our community, mending together our experiences into a product that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Scholars leave in-person gatherings feeling refreshed, excited, and connected; it is an essential part of the Loran Award that empowers us to take on more meaningful challenges on our campuses and in our communities."
- Liam O'Brien, 2018 Rebanks Family Loran Scholar

Postponing these in-person community-building events has been difficult for scholars, who have spent much of the last two years studying virtually, and disconnected from their peers and university campuses. In response to this, Loran successfully reimagined the entirety of its comprehensive four-year program within an online environment. Although this filled many gaps, it has not replaced the way that relationships are built and connections are formed through in-person interactions.

We made a commitment early on to bring scholars together at a time when it was safe. We made this commitment because we know that convening high-potential young people who are poised to help solve tomorrow’s problems is crucial to their growth and, by extension, the long-term investment in our collective future. Gathering as a community is sewn into the fabric of Loran’s values of character, service, and leadership.

It begins with your help.

At its core, Loran is a community-powered project. We are turning to you — our community — to help us make this first scholar gathering a reality. With the donation of your Aeroplan Points, you can bring together scholars from coast to coast to coast and help us reach our goal of raising 500,000 Aeroplan Points until January 2022.

Thank you for helping us build community with Loran Scholars.


FAQ:

WHAT IS THE SCHOLARS' FORUM?

The forum offers first and fourth year scholars opportunities to connect and build relationships across cohorts at the bookends of their Loran experiences, taking inspiration from one another and from forum guests.

For first-year scholars, the weekend is filled with workshops that support their planning and preparing for their undergraduate years. For fourth-year scholars, they engage in transition programming, which prepares them for next steps after graduation. The forum’s peer-to-peer learning opportunities provide valuable connection points for both scholar cohorts.

WHY NOW?

*Like many organizations, we were faced with the decision to plan a gathering online for a second year, or return to it in-person. Loran consulted public health guidelines and solicited feedback from stakeholders, and determined that a move back to in-person programming was safe and feasible.

*We have heard from scholars that they are very eager to gather in-person.

*We are currently planning for the following safety protocols:
--A COVID-19 full vaccination requirement, and rapid-testing required for all participants;
--Masks required for all indoor activities, except when eating and drinking;
--50% facility capacity for maximum air circulation and six feet of physical distancing.

ABOUT LORAN SCHOLARS FOUNDATION:
We’re in search of young Canadians with integrity, compassion, and courage – the future community helpers, movement makers, and civic-minded risk-takers. The Loran Scholars Foundation (www.loranscholar.ca) works to identify and support talented students who show sparks of leadership potential and strong commitment to service. Together with 600+ volunteers, 600+ donors, and Canadian university partners, we are investing in our collective future.

The Loran Award is the country’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate merit-based award. The award is unique in that it’s not a reward for past accomplishments, but an investment in a potential future path of high impact.

Loran, short for Long-Range Aid to Navigation, is a system that uses three points (for us, our values of character, service and leadership) to determine one’s course for a long journey. We chose this name to emphasize the lifelong impact and values of being a Loran Scholar.

We annually invest in the potential of young people across the country in the following ways:

- Loran Provincial/Territorial Award: up to 60 semi-finalists receive a one-time amount of $2,000 to be used at any public Canadian University.
- Loran Finalist Award: up to 58 finalists receive a one-time amount of $5,000 to be used at any public Canadian University.
- Loran Award: up to 36 students will earn Loran Awards, each valued at $100,000 over four years and renewed annually.

We do not provide a scholarship in the traditional sense of simple funds to support students through school. Our mission is to support these students in realizing their potential and promote their growth as leaders who are committed to giving back by providing them with a launchpad. Loran Scholars are encouraged to use all of these opportunities to broaden and enrich their academic studies and develop their leadership capabilities.

Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes:
- Study at any of our 25 partner universities with an annual $10,000 living stipend and up to
$10,000 in tuition waiver, per year
- Up to $14,000 in funding for three summer work experiences in enterprise, public policy,
and community development in Canada and abroad
- A comprehensive four-year enrichment program including:
- A one-one-one mentorship program with a business or community leader
- An orientation expedition with Outward Bound
- Annual retreats and scholar gatherings that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and skills building
- The opportunity to join an extensive life-long community of individuals working
toward a better country and world

In addition to scholar stewardship, we have an active and engaged alumni community. Through virtual and local programming, the 12 alumni hubs across North America and the globe (including one specifically designated as a global hub) keep alumni connected to the values that were first identified in them as Loran Scholars. Despite their young average age (only 32), our 583 alumni have taken on leadership responsibilities beyond their years in business, public policy, academia, law, medicine, the arts and many other disciplines.

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Thanks to our supporters

Aeroplan Contribution
1,511 points donated
05/12/2019
Guy B
ON
25,000 points donated
04/12/2021
Anonymous
10,000 points donated
29/11/2021
Anonymous
20,000 points donated
29/11/2021
Anonymous
25,000 points donated
23/11/2021
Evan S
50,000 points donated
23/11/2021
Brendon G
ON
15,373 points donated
23/11/2021
Nazim H
15,000 points donated
22/11/2021
Aimee P
BC
5,000 points donated
22/11/2021
A C
ON
6,500 points donated
22/11/2021
Roderick M
NS
15,000 points donated
22/11/2021
Alice C
BC
50,000 points donated
22/11/2021
Carol P
ON
1,000 points donated
22/11/2021
Sammy K
ON
1,000 points donated
22/11/2021
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
22/11/2021
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
22/11/2021
Anonymous
50,000 points donated
22/11/2021
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
13/07/2020
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
09/06/2020
Adrian M
ON
1,000 points donated
16/12/2019
Matthew R
ON
15,110 points donated
04/12/2019
Anonymous
12,500 points donated
18/11/2019
Aaron B
CA
6,750 points donated
18/11/2019
Guy B
ON
25,000 points donated
18/11/2019
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
18/11/2019
Anonymous
25,000 points donated
18/11/2019