The Elks Scholarship is awarded to five hundred students, with award amounts ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 per year, renewable for four years, are allocated nationally by state quota for graduating high school seniors.
The 20 Top Finalists traditionally* participate in an all-expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 Finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.
What is the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship awarded on the basis of?
Based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
Eligibility and other details:
Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
Must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a 4-year degree full-time at an accredited, degree-granting U.S. college or university. A student may not receive more than one Elks National Foundation scholarship award or grant in any one academic year.
If a student would like to use his or her scholarship funds for a study abroad program, it must be billed through an accredited, U.S. degree-granting institution. We cannot issue funds to a third-party program or vendor.
For more information, visit http://www.elks.org/scholars.
- Must currently be in high school
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Financial need analysis required
- Essay required
- Community Service Required
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Donor: Elks National Foundation
A nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to providing a better future for America’s youth and building stronger communities. Elks are involved in a wide variety of programs, including scholarships, youth programs, drug education, and veterans services.Website