Elks National Foundation Scholarships


“Providing America’s students with the opportunity to attain an excellent education.”

The Elks National Foundation awards $2.216 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide, scholarships ranging from $ 4,000 to $60,000 through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest.

Eligibility

High School Senior and U. S. citizen.

Judging Criteria

Scholarship, leadership and financial need. 

Awards

500 four-year awards:

  • Two $60,000 scholarships ($15,000 per year)

  • Two $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per year)

  • Two $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year)

  • 494 $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year)

Applications and Deadlines: Available after November 1 at www.elks.org, local Elks lodges, local high school, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Elks National Foundation.

SASE application requests will be fulfilled through December 31. 

Filing Deadline: Mid-January.

 

Legacy Awards for Children of Elks. The Elks National Foundation awards up to 500 one year, $1,000 scholarships through its Legacy Awards for Children of Elks scholarship competition.

Eligibility: Child or stepchild of an Elk in good standing and a High School Senior. 

Judging Criteria: SAT or ACT scores, High School transcript, Legacy Award Application Form and Biographical Questionnaire. 

Awards: Up to 500 one-year, $1,000 scholarships. 

Applications and Deadlines: Available after August 1st at www.elks.org, local Elks lodges and local high schools, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Elks National Foundation. 

Filing Deadline: December 1 Emergency Educational Grants – Renewable one-year grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $3,000

Educational assistance is available to children of Elks who are deceased or totally incapacitated. 

Eligibility: Child of an Elk who is deceased or totally incapacitated, financial need, unmarried, under the age of 23, full-time undergraduate student. 

Awards: Renewable one-year grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.

Applications and Deadlines: Contact the Elks National Foundation scholarship department at 773.755.4732 for an application. 

Filing Deadline: Between July 1 and December 31 of the academic year for which assistance is desired.

 

Eagle Scout Scholarships –Four $8,000 scholarships and Four $4,000 scholarships The Elks National Foundation awards eight Eagle Scout scholarships each year. 

Eligibility: Registered Eagle Scout and High School Senior. 

Judging Criteria: SAT of at least 1090 or ACT of at least 26 and financial need. 

Awards: Four $8,000 scholarships ($2,000 per year). Four $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year). 

Applications and Deadlines: Contact Scout Service Center. 

Filing Deadline: February 28

For additional information: Contact National Office, Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 152079, Irving, Texas 75015-2079, www.bsa.scouting.org/nesa.

 

Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarships – Eight $6,000 scholarships The Foundation’s Gold Award scholarship program is for young women who have achieved the highest ranking in Girl Scouting – the Gold Award. 

Eligibility: Girl Scout Gold Award winner and High School Senior. 

Judging Criteria: Academics, activities, leadership, community involvement and pursuit of individual interests. 

Awards: Eight $6,000 scholarships ($1,500 per year). 

Applications and Deadlines: Contact Local Girl Scout Council. 

Filing Deadline: Each council must submit its top application to GSUSA headquarters by May 1.

For additional information: Contact your local Girl Scout council or visit the Girl Scout’s website at www.girlscouts.org.

 

 

Scholarship Brochure Coupon 

Yes! I am interested in more information about the Elks National Foundation scholarship programs. Please send me:

________ Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest I have enclosed a self-addressed, stamped envelope with $0.34 postage Applications available from October 15 – December 31.

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Mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Elks National Foundation Scholarship Department 2750 North Lakeview Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614 773.775.4732 scholarship@elks.org www.elks.org/enf For more information about other Elks-sponsored youth activities, such as Hoop Shoot and Soccer Shoot athletic programs, the Elks Drug Awareness program, and Youth Veteran Volunteers, please visit the Elks website at www.elks.org. Or contact you local Elks lodge.