WGSS Student Selected as National Finalist for Loran Scholar Award

December 18, 2015

For the first time a student from WGSS has been selected as a national finalist for the prestigious Loran Scholar Award. Grade 12 student Nicholas Ouellette is in the running to receive the award which is presented to just 30 students across Canada. National selections will be made February 5-6, 2016. The Loran Scholar Award carries a value of $100,000 to apply toward entry into a Canadian university.

Nicholas and fellow WGSS student Alice Kim were both selected as regional finalists – the first students ever from WGSS to be represented in the selection process. A record 4,273 applications were made to the Loran Scholars Foundation and 80 finalists were chosen in the national selections. In being chosen as one of the 80 finalists Nicholas is in the top 2% of the candidate pool. Congratulations Nicholas, Alice and WGSS!

Loran Scholar selection criteria are character, commitment to service in the community and leadership potential. After national interviews, 30 Loran Scholars will be chosen. Awards are valued at $100,000 over four years, including an annual stipend and matching tuition waiver, access to summer internship funding, a weeklong Outward Bound expedition, annual retreats and forums, as well as personal mentorship. Loran Scholars may attend any one of 25 partner universities. Visit the Loran Scholars Foundation for more information.