The Loran Scholars Foundation announced Sunday that Darcy Taylor has been recognized as one of its 30 Canadian Loran Scholars for 2015. Darcy is a Grade 12 French immersion student at Gonzaga High School in St. John’s.
Chosen for their character, commitment to service, leadership potential and academic achievements; Loran finalists represent the top 1% of this year’s 3,800 applicants from across Canada. The Loran selection process, which involves initial application screenings as well as separate regional and national interviews, is one of the most rigorous in Canada. Each Loran Scholar will receive an undergraduate award valued up to $100,000 over four years.
Since 1988, the Loran Scholars Foundation has provided more than $26 million in undergraduate awards to 2,300 Canadian students including 500 Loran Scholars. Past Loran Scholars include successful entrepreneurs, executive directors of local and national charities, several clerks of the Supreme Court of Canada as well as 15 Rhodes Scholars.