Kylie Flynn, a Grade 12 French Immersion student at Marion M. Graham Collegiate, has been named a 2020 Loran Scholar and will receive an award worth $100,000.
Flynn is one of 36 students from across Canada to be awarded the prestigious scholarship out of nearly 5,200 applicants. She is student council co-president, participates in school bands, and is completing her bilingual graduation certificate. Her volunteer work with cognitively challenged youth in Saskatoon inspired her to implement a similar program in her school focused on musical mentorship. Flynn is a competitive swim coach who has served as captain of her swim team and represented Saskatchewan at the 2017 Canada Games.
“I am very excited for the opportunities that come with the Loran scholarship,” said Flynn. “I can travel and explore new places through the summer internship program and have extra support in all aspects of my post-secondary experience. I am also able to try new things and have experiences that would not be possible without being a Loran winner.”
Loran Scholars are chosen based on the following criteria: a firm commitment to character, service, and leadership potential; breadth in academic and extracurricular interests; integrity; and a high level of personal autonomy. Flynn plans to attend the University of Ottawa.
“The Marion Graham school community is proud of Kylie and the accomplishments that led to her being named a Loran Scholar,” said Principal Karen Peterson. “Kylie actualizes the four foundational pillars of Saskatoon Public Schools strategic plan. She excels academically while exhibiting a strong character. She is engaged in our school, the community, and her daily work while maintaining a balanced, healthy life. Kylie is a role model for our student body.”
The Loran Award is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate award. Loran Scholars receive a renewable four-year award comprised of an annual living stipend of $10,000 and matching tuition waiver from one of the Loran Foundation’s 25 partner universities, access to $10,000 in funding for summer internships, one-on-one mentorship, and annual retreats and scholar gatherings.
Kylie Flynn was interviewed by CBC Saskatoon about receiving the Loran Award. The interview is available for listening here.