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