Hard work has its own rewards, and North Shore student Samantha Giguere who has been named as one of Canada’s 33 Loran Scholars is a great example of that, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes.
The prestigious program provides tuition waivers and is valued at $100,000 over four years of undergraduate study, including an annual stipend, mentorship, summer internship funding, an orientation expedition in Algonquin Park along with annual retreats and forums.
“A resident of Thessalon FN and student at Central Algoma Secondary School, Samantha is the only Loran Scholar from Northern Ontario this year,” said Hughes. “She was chosen based on evidence of character, commitment to service in her community and long-term leadership potential.”
Hughes told the House about Samantha’s achievements that helped secure her selection from an initial pool of over 4,000 applicants.
“Samantha sings, plays the fiddle, has coordinated a musical performance for a literary event, and organized a dinner and talent show fundraiser for the last four years,” said Hughes. “Her efforts supported the Rebekahs and have helped send high school students to the United Nations and assisted a nearby double lung transplant recipient.”
Hughes asked all Members to join her in congratulating Samantha who hopes to study archeology and indigenous studies at University of Toronto and looks forward to the support she will receive as a Loran Scholar.