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CMMC Student Emma Harris Named 2021 Loran Scholar

April 05, 2021

We are thrilled to share that Emma Harris from Collège Miles Macdonell Collegiate has been named a 2021 Loran Scholar.

This year, the
Loran Scholars Foundation selected 30 exceptional young Canadians from a pool of 6,084 applicants who demonstrate a firm commitment to character, service and leadership potential; breadth in academic and extra-curricular interests; integrity; and a high level of personal autonomy.


In a time of immense change and challenge, the newly selected scholars have shown grit and resilience, finding ways to make the most of these extraordinary circumstances and meaningfully serve their communities.


Emma has been involved in extracurricular activities at CMMC since arriving in Grade 9. Emma is co-president of student council, co-editor of yearbook, founder of a peer tutoring program, and leader within Physics Club and Girls in Stem Club. She volunteers with local food banks and in 2020, she helped run a hamper program for families impacted by COVID-19. Emma works part-time as a tutor and at a locally owned clothing store.


“Being named a Loran Scholar is truly a dream come true for me,” Emma said. “It’s a testament of my hard work and perseverance, as well as the incredible support I have received throughout my entire schooling career in RETSD.” This award will allow Emma to pursue engineering at the University of British Columbia in the fall.


The Loran Award is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate award. What makes this award unique is that it is not a reward for past accomplishments, but an investment in a potential future path of high impact. Loran poses a lifelong challenge to its scholars to live outstanding lives of character and take on significant leadership roles, which will positively impact their communities, Canada, and the world around us.


Loran Scholars receive a renewable four-year award comprising an annual living stipend and matching tuition waiver from one of the foundation’s 25 partner universities; funding for tri-sectoral summer work experiences (in enterprise, public policy, and community development); one-on-one mentorship; and the opportunity to connect with other high-potential youth through forums and scholar gatherings. Following their undergraduate studies, Loran Scholars are welcomed into an engaged alumni community, in which former scholars connect and collaborate through regional hubs and larger reunion events.


Congratulations Emma!

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