Two Loran Scholars choose Waterloo for their studies

Friday, September 1, 2023

Two recipients of the prestigious national Loran scholarships have chosen the University of Waterloo for their academic careers.

Garvit Jain of electrical engineering and Steven Yang of software engineering will begin their undergraduate degrees this fall, each backed by a $100,000 scholarship.  

Garvit says he’s excited for Waterloo’s emphasis on experiential learning and looks forward to getting involved with hands-on projects.

“I'm eager to engage in various engineering projects and collaborate with my peers to tackle real engineering challenges,” says Garvit. “The chance to work on exciting projects in state-of-the-art labs is an opportunity I can't wait to explore.”

For Yang, being a Loran Scholar means that he can continue to pursue personal and academic growth.

I chose Waterloo because of its culture of valuing innovation,” says Yang. “I'm looking forward to meeting like-minded people this fall.”

From a pool of 5,200 applicants, only 36 first-year students at 25 partner universities are awarded Loran scholarships worth up to $100,000 over four years. The rigorous selection process looks for people who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and a desire to make the world a better place.

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