Student Trustee receives prestigious scholarship



Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) congratulates Student Trustee Ryan Brown on the exceptional honour of being named as one of this year’s Loran Scholars!

Ryan, who attends Owen Sound District Secondary School, is one of only 35 students from across Canada selected from almost 5,100 applicants to receive the scholarship, which carries a value of $100,000 to assist with the pursuit of undergraduate studies. With an annual stipend of $10,000 and matching tuition waiver, the scholarship also includes access to summer internship funding, mentorship opportunities, along with retreats and gatherings with other scholars.

Through a rigorous and comprehensive selection process, Loran Scholars are chosen based on positive character attributes, including their commitment to community, and the leadership qualities they have demonstrated.

According to the Loran Scholars Foundation website, “Ryan organized his small town’s first pride parade and is the chair of the committee to run it again. He serves as the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association’s Public Board President and as a student trustee for the Bluewater District School Board. He is actively involved with his community theatre and loves to perform in musicals.”

Ryan is currently considering a university program in the area of international development.

Congratulations are also extended to Grey Highlands Secondary School student Ashlyn Fairbanks, who recently joined Ryan in Toronto as two of 88 finalists across Canada. As a finalist, Ashlyn received a $5,000 scholarship towards her post-secondary studies.

To learn more about the Loran scholarship and this year’s recipients, visit: