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Queen’s celebrates Loran Scholars

Scholarship recipients are selected based on a mix of academic achievement, extracurricular activity, and leadership potential.

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Fourth-year Political Studies student Frannie Sobcov speaks about her experiences at Queen’s University as a Loran Scholar during a celebration event held Jan. 17 at the University Club. (University Communications)

Students who receive a scholarship from the Loran Scholars Foundation are among the top undergraduates in the country and Queen’s University hosted a special event on Thursday Jan. 17 to celebrate the dedication and accomplishments of the Loran Scholars who chose to attend Queen’s.

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Queen's University's Loran Scholars were recognized at an event on Jan. 17 attended by Principal and Vice Chancellor Daniel Woolf, Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) Teresa Alm, and Loran Scholars Foundation Chief Executive Officer Meghan Moore, along with mentors and other university representatives. (University Communications)

The event was attended by the scholars and their mentors as well as Principal and Vice Chancellor Daniel Woolf, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs Ann Tierney, as well as representatives from the Loran Scholars Foundation, including Chief Executive Officer Meghan Moore.

Fourth-year Political Studies student Frannie Sobcov spoke about her experiences and how the network of Loran Scholars has helped her during her time at university.

Each year, 34 students are selected nationwide to receive the multi-year scholarship. Currently, Queen’s has 10 Loran Scholars who have arrived from across the country to pursue their studies in a wide range of disciplines.

More than 5,000 students applied for a scholarship this past year. Scholars are selected, through a rigorous adjudication process, on the basis of character, commitment to service, and leadership potential.

The Loran Scholars program provides students with a tuition scholarship and a living stipend. They also receive personal and professional development opportunities, participating in enterprise, community development and public policy related summer internships, often including at least one international experience. The program connects students with a mentor – individuals who are influential in communities, government or various disciplines – for the duration of their undergraduate studies.

For more on the Loran Scholars Foundation, go to loranscholar.ca.