Surrey student selected as Loran Award recipient

Award is valued at $100K over four years of undergraduate studies

Govind Deol has made L.A. Matheson history.

Govind, a Grade 12 student, is the first student at the school to be a recipient of the Loran Award. And the fifth in the Surrey school district since the award’s inception in 1988.

“There’s a lot of positive things that happen at L.A. Matheson, but only the negative is looked at. In terms of me having the chance to represent my school and having the chance to represent my community and show that positive things happen as well, I think that’s really valuable to me,” said Govind, who is one of 36 recipients throughout Canada...

...Johnston said Devinder Deol, Govind’s Law 12 teacher, worked with Govind to find out more information about the process and to help prepare him for the interviews. Deol, who also co-ordinates the external scholarships for the high school, said the award is a recognition of the “tremendous amount of work” that Govind, his friends and family and teachers “have put into creating such a remarkable young man.”

“I think what really sets Govind apart is he’s really committed and genuine with everything he does. Govind went through six interviews, one-on-one in panel in Toronto, so it’s my feeling that they could see his commitment and his passion and drive for his volunteer work and his academic pursuits.”

The Loran Award is valued up to $100,000 over four years for undergraduate studies in Canada. It includes annual stipends, tuition waivers from a partner university, mentorship, summer internship funding and annual retreats and forums.

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