The LOUD Foundation invests in future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ community. We believe that by supporting the development of students who possess drive, vision, compassion and knowledge, we can improve society and increase awareness of our diverse community. LOUD stands for Leadership, Opportunity, Unity and Diversity. The LOUD Foundation is an initiative of LOUD Business (aka the Gay & Lesbian Business Association of BC).
Students must be enrolled and about to begin studies, currently studying, or have completed a program in the last 12 months in a recognized, Canadian post-secondary education institution. Distance learning is included. Students must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, conventional refugee or refugee claimant. (Please note that foreign students attending school on a student visa are not eligible for this award). Awards are NOT based on academic scores or grades but rather a demonstration that the student is contributing to their community, particularly in diversity initiatives