JAC’s Cai Mitchell Wins the Loran Scholarship

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Virginia Marquez-Pacheco
Editor-in-Chief


The Loran Scholars Foundation was founded in 1988. Loran stands for Long-Range Aid to Navigation, and the scholarship is dedicated to encouraging character, service and leadership in young people across Canada. The scholarship is awarded to up to thirty-six candidates from a pool of over 5000 applicants, and the scholarship is estimated to be worth $100,000 over the student’s undergraduate program, complete with mentorship and summer experiences.

This year, one of the thirty-six applicants awarded with the scholarship was John Abbott’s very own Cai Mitchell. Mitchell has always been involved in his community, both in high school and CÉGEP. In high school, he created a Gender & Sexuality Alliance, and he was head delegate for his Model UN. At John Abbott, he is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of a student academic journal, and advocates for transgender students’ rights.

Overall, Mitchell is a well-rounded, excellent student and person.

Originally Published on www.bandersnatch.ca Vol.49 Issue 11 on March 18th, 2020