Student Spotlight

Liam O’Brien wins $100,000 National Loran Scholarship

Posted on Mar 25, 2018

Liam O’Brien of Baltimore School wins $100,000 National Loran Scholarship Liam O’Brien of Cape Broyle attends Baltimore School and was just awarded the Loran Scholarship for 2018.  Liam was in Toronto over the weekend for interviews with the national selection committee.  He was one of 88 students from across Canada (only 3 from Newfoundland and Labrador) invited to Toronto for the national interview.  He was notified on Sunday afternoon that he was one of only 34 students (only student from NL) awarded a National Loran Scholarship valued at $100 000 for future studies. The award is given to support young Canadians who demonstrate character, service and leadership potential. It is valued at $100,000 over four years. Each Loran Award includes an annual stipend of $10,000 and matching tuition waiver, access to $10,000 in funding for summer internships, one-on- one mentorship and annual retreats and scholar gatherings.

A little about some of Liam’s activities and achievements:

  • 4-H for 11 years (club executive for the past three years – current president)
  • 4-H camp counsellor – helping plan and run provincial 4-H camp for three years
  • Senior member of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets
  • Southern Shore Sounds community radio volunteer/board member
  • Piano for 11 years
  • Working at convenience store and service station throughout high school
  • Helped start the Recreation Committee in community and is current co-chair
  • Presented at the Global 4-H Summit to representatives of 34 countries
  • Won multiple speech/demo competitions throughout high school
  • Continuously passionate about helping youth overcome adversity through teaching youth skills in public speaking and trying to help provide safe places for youth to network.

Liam is presently doing Math 3200, Math 3208, Physics 3204 and French 3200 through CDLI. CDLI and Baltimore School would like to congratulate Liam on his prestigious award and wish him continued success in his future endeavors.