The 2013 Most Valuable Student scholarship deadline has passed. Winners will be announced in late April 2013. 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; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
- Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The Most Valuable Student scholarship deadline was December 7, 2012.
Click here for a list of Most Valuable Student scholarship application frequently asked questions.
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.
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 early March 2013. 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 March 22, 2013.
The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by late April 2013. (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.)
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.
Click here to watch the streaming videos of the 2012 top MVS winners’ speeches at the 2012 Elks National Convention in Austin, Texas.
Requests for additional information should be addressed to the scholarship chairman of the local Lodge or of the Elks association of the state in which the applicant is a resident.
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