A student from Baltimore School in Ferryland is the latest from the province to receive designation as a Loran Scholar. Grade 12 student Liam O’Brien of Cape Broyle completed an extensive application and selection process, vying against more than 5,000 other worthy students from across the country in order to be named as part of the 29th class of Loran Scholars. O’Brien is the vice-chair of a local committee that organizes community events, has helped establish and run a local radio station, participates in school band as well as being his church’s choir organist. He is a senior member of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets and is actively involved in leadership with 4H.
The scholarship program is made available annually to up to 34 promising young Canadians based on evidence of integrity, courage, compassion, grit and a high level of personal autonomy. Valued at $100,000 over four years to be used at one of 25 partner universities across Canada, each Loran Award includes an annual stipend and matching tuition waiver, access to funding for summer internships, one-on-one mentorship, and annual retreats and scholar gatherings.
Congratulations Liam - the District is pleased that the Loran Scholars Foundation has seen your amazing potential and have awarded such an honour.
Anyone interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Loran Scholar, more information can be found HERE.