"The mission and work of the Elks is truly inspiring. As an Eagle Scout and avid community
volunteer, I plan to continue doing service work in college, in my career, and throughout my life.
This makes it especially meaningful to me to be supported financially by a group that shares my
passion for helping others. I hope that the work I do will always bring honor to my fellow Elks
scholars and the Elks organization, and I look forward to one day helping future Elks scholars
achieve their dreams just as the Elks are supporting me today."