Elks offer scholarships for high school seniorsA student surveys his lecture hall on the first day of class at his dream college, proud that, thanks to his Elks scholarship, he is part of the illustrious group of undergraduates surrounding him.
A student surveys his lecture hall on the first day of class at his dream college, proud that, thanks to his Elks scholarship, he is part of the illustrious group of undergraduates surrounding him. This is the story of the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student scholars who entered college this fall. With the launch of the 2013 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest, this could be your story too.
This year, the Elks National Foundation is investing in our nation’s future by awarding $3.6 million in college scholarships.
The Most Valuable Student scholarship will help 500 deserving students attend college. The ENF will award 18 top scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $60,000. The remaining 482 runners-up will receive $4,000 scholarships.
“This scholarship changed what my college experience will be for the next four years,” says 2012 top scholarship winner Joanne Dynak, who is attending Harvard this fall. “There are so many opportunities I can take advantage of because of this huge award.”
The MVS scholarship is available to all high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Males and females compete separately, and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Completed applications are due at the nearest Elks Lodge by Dec. 7. The 500 national winners are announced in late April.
Applications for the 2013 contest are available at Elks Lodges, local high schools, and on the Elks National Foundation’s website. For complete Most Valuable Student scholarship contest details, and to learn more about how the Elks are investing in your community, visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars.
Contact your local Superior Lodge at 1503 Belknap St. for more information