The 2014 Elks “Most Valuable Student” scholarship application is now available at www.elks.org/enf/scholars. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2013 competition.
•Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
•Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
•College students are not eligible to apply.
•Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed.
•Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted on or before December 6, 2013, to the Marion Elks Lodge 32, 130 S. State St., Marion, OH 43302.
Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will notify the 500 national finalists by email in late February 2014. To be eligible for an award, national finalists will be required to submit a secondary application online. The national finalists will also be required to mail their Student Aid Report to the ENF. These applications are due in mid-March, 2014.
The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by mid-April 2014. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)