Yorkton Regional High School Student Among Candidates for National Scholarship

A Yorkton Regional High School student is up for a scholarship from the Loran Scholars Foundation that is valued up to $100-thousand over four years for undergraduate studies in Canada.
Connor Watrych is among the top 88 out of 5,194 candidates from across Canada for the Loran Award, based on evidence of character, community involvement and leadership potential.
Those picked would receive annual stipends, tuition waivers from a partner university, mentorship, summer internship funding, annual retreats and forums.
“I think the best part of it is you get a mentor while you’re at university the whole time through and they help you get involved and work with the community.” Watrych said.
Those not selected are eligible to receive a 5-thousand dollar finalist award.
National selection will be January 31st and February 1st in Toronto; 36 winners will eventually be chosen.
“I’m not sure, they haven’t really notified us on when we’ll find out, I think it might be a couple days after that.” Watrych said when asked how long it would be before finding out if he had received the award.
Also asked about his plans for post-secondary education, Connor said he’s looking into taking bio-chemistry “or some sort of health sciences.”

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