Loran Scholarship Update

LoranThe Loran Scholars Foundation is beginning its search for the 31st class of Loran Scholars, and they want students who demonstrate strength of character, dedication to serving others in the community, the promise of leadership potential, integrity, courage, compassion, intellectual curiosity, as well as a high level of personal autonomy and self-motivation.

Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes study at one of 25 partner universities, summer internships, mentorship, and participation in a community of supporters and alumni working towards a better country and world.

If you are interested in applying, go to Loran Scholar Application for more information.

As a school, we may endorse three applicants. If you would like to be an endorsed applicant, please write a letter – minimum 250 words, maximum 500 words – explaining why you should be one of the endorsed school applicants. Send the letter to Ms. Prince – cprince@sd83.bc.ca – by the morning of October 10. If you are an endorsed applicant, we will let you know the morning of Friday, October 11. 

 

A Tribute to Mildred Inglis

During a week in which young activists were raising their voices for action on climate change, a quiet memorial for one of Armstrong’s early environmentalists will be held on Friday at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong.

Mildred Inglis – born Mildred Gladys Ronson in 1922 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan – moved to Armstrong in 1955 to teach. She would stand as a positive influence on the community for more than four decades, and though Inglis passed away in 2013, her influence lives on.

Inglis was instrumental in starting the Armstrong Spallumcheen Environmental Trust, and in turn the charitable organization has provided bursaries to PVSS graduates over the years.

For 10 years Inglis taught at what was then the Armstrong Jr. Sr. High School, where she met and married fellow teacher Stephen Inglis in 1956.

Inglis had a passion for the natural world and she quickly left her green imprint on the community. She encouraged her students to recycle at a time when recycling was a rare practice. Her class teamed up with Vernon, applying for a grant to have recycling containers built at the local landfill.

Inglis’s family was be in attendance at the ceremony, as well as Environmental Trust director Dave Derbowka. Fellow Trust member Marge Andres spoke in tribute to Inglis, her friend of many years. Chelsea Prince, the school’s new principal, was also be there to offer a few words.

The Trust is donating a tree and a plaque in Inglis’s name, in honour of the work she did as a builder of the group.

The gathering took place at PVSS on Friday, Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m.

Loran Scholarship

The Loran Scholars Foundation is beginning its search for the 31st class of Loran Scholars, and they want students who demonstrate strength of character, dedication to serving others in the community, the promise of leadership potential, integrity, courage, compassion, intellectual curiosity, as well as a high level of personal autonomy and self-motivation.

Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes study at one of 25 partner universities, summer internships, mentorship, and participation in a community of supporters and alumni working towards a better country and world.

If you are interested in applying, go to Loran Scholar Application for more information.

As a school, we may endorse three applicants. If you would like to be an endorsed applicant, please bring a copy of your application to Ms. Prince by the end of September.

Even if you are not one of the endorsed applicants, you may apply via the direct (unsponsored) pool.

You may access our online application system at Application Form.

Important Dates:

The deadline for bringing your draft application to Ms. Prince to be considered one of the endorsed applicants is September 30, 2019.

The deadline for school sponsored applications is October 17th, 2019 at 8:00pm (Eastern Time). Each high school may sponsor up to three students.

Additional students may submit direct pool applications (without sponsorship) by October 24th, 2019 at 8:00pm (Eastern Time).