A local student has been selected as a finalist for a Loran Award, valued up to $100,000 over four years for undergraduate studies in Canada.
Marith Been, a student at École secondaire Neelin High School, is among the top 88 of 5,194 candidates across Canada, based on evidence of character, commitment to service in the community and leadership potential.
The Loran Scholars Foundation administers the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada, according to the organization’s website, interviewing numerous candidates from across the country.
The Loran Award is not necessarily a reward for past achievements, but rather an investment in the recipient’s potential future path.
Loran scholars pursue careers in a wide range of areas and readily take on greater responsibilities as well as share a lifelong commitment to leading with integrity.
The Loran Scholars Foundation will grant up to 36 Loran Awards this year, which include annual stipends, tuition waivers from a partner university, mentorship, summer internship funding as well as annual retreats and forums.
If not selected as a Loran Scholar, Been is eligible to receive a $5,000 finalist award.
Been has been invited to Toronto for national selections on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
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