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Has anyone been contacted by Loran yet? If so, what happened?
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Sponsored applicants have been contacted. The interview sessions were on December 4. Direct pool applicants will be contacted on January 21. See the link for the Loran Award's Important Dates http://www.loranaward.ca/sef/page/id/93.html
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I applied as Direct (my school didn't want to give three people the opportunity of sponsered, as there were 5-7 people who applied for the Loran), and I got an email on friday asking for an interview this coming friday.

If you applied direct and you were accepted, check you inbox, that's how they contacted me.

Good luck to everyone who applied! And if you haven't heard yet, don't worry, I know some super-ec kids who haven't receieved theirs yet. It's not easy to phone over a 1000 kids. Its coming!
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Some have been notified and had their phone interviews done, I don't think there's a dead cut-off date out there yet but if you don't hear by early January unfortunately it probably won't be good news. Best of luck to all!
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I haven't been contacted, and even if I don't I'm not going to feel depressed! =) It is saddening, but life is just so wonderful, why not focus on the positives instead? When something doesn't go the way you would like, there just might be something better coming. Having chosen to apply for the Loran Awards means a lot to me already.
Remember hearing contestents say "I won already!" and now I know how they feel. I do feel that I am a Loran Scholar already. I am sure if you chose to apply, that's what you think too. If the number of "Loran Scholars" could be unlimited, many of us would be one. =)
Be happy and help others and yourselves enjoy life! =D
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Has anyone who had a phone interview received an email about being a finalist yet? I know my interviewer said that finalists will hear by the 23rd, but this wait is killing me. Why does the website say that Direct Pool finalists will be notified by January 21? Which date is the one I'm supposed to be waiting for?
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@fromvancouver wrote
Has anyone who had a phone interview received an email about being a finalist yet? I know my interviewer said that finalists will hear by the 23rd, but this wait is killing me. Why does the website say that Direct Pool finalists will be notified by January 21? Which date is the one I'm supposed to be waiting for?




I am also getting anxious... I haven't heard anything yet. My contact too said that finalists will be notified before the 23rd. Hoping to hear tomorrow!
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Nothing yet.....
Anyone hear anything?
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Not I!!!! I thought I had a decent shot of atleast being contacted for the first round, apparently not though. :( Oh well.... there's always more scholarships! Congrats to anyone who did get through though!
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Those who were nominated by their schools would have been contacted through their school if they were chosen for an interview. Those who just applied directly would have been contacted through email! :)
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Myself and a couple friends applied directly. We haven't heard anything yet, but a girl who applied through the school is already set up to fly to Toronto for her interview there. I feel like a school should be allowed to sponsor more than three, because there were certainly a few others who were more deserving than a couple of the people chosen..
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Myself and a couple friends applied directly. We haven't heard anything yet, but a girl who applied through the school is already set up to fly to Toronto for her interview there. I feel like a school should be allowed to sponsor more than three, because there were certainly a few others who were more deserving than a couple of the people chosen..



While that's true, at the same time where's the limit? 5? 10? 15? There will always be some people left out unfortunately, but that's why they added the Direct Pool stream so even those who aren't sponsored can win - and many Direct Pool candidates win too. The idea is you'll get it no matter what stream you apply if you are the right material. It is true that sponsored candidates find out early because they find out the next day after they've had their interviews.
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@XTC wrote

@adencliffe wrote
Myself and a couple friends applied directly. We haven't heard anything yet, but a girl who applied through the school is already set up to fly to Toronto for her interview there. I feel like a school should be allowed to sponsor more than three, because there were certainly a few others who were more deserving than a couple of the people chosen..



While that's true, at the same time where's the limit? 5? 10? 15? There will always be some people left out unfortunately, but that's why they added the Direct Pool stream so even those who aren't sponsored can win - and many Direct Pool candidates win too. The idea is you'll get it no matter what stream you apply if you are the right material. It is true that sponsored candidates find out early because they find out the next day after they've had their interviews.



Although I do agree with XTC that if you are the "right material" you will get it whether you were sponsored or you applied through the direct pool. However, do understand that you may be the "right material" even if you're not offered any interviews! There are many suitable people, unfortunately they could only honour so many.
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@experiencer wrote

Although I do agree with XTC that if you are the "right material" you will get it whether you were sponsored or you applied through the direct pool. However, do understand that you may be the "right material" even if you're not offered any interviews! There are many suitable people, unfortunately they could only honour so many.



I am absolutely with you on this one! Its an unfortunate reality that there are only so many awards and interview offers that can go out - when there are thousands of successful people out there. For every Rhodes scholar who was successful (Bill Clinton, Bob Rae) in life, there is an equivalent story of the person who grew up with no money and earned their success. Life is what you make of it and don't be discouraged if you don't win scholarships - you're 17/18, the world isn't over yet!
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Candidates chosen for nation interviews have all been notified - nominated or direct.
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