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Graeme Jacobson, Scholar


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Emergency Educational Grants Evaluation
Earlier this year, the Elks National Foundation conducted a third-party evaluation of the Emergency Educational Grant program. Read on for highlights.

Legacy Awards Evaluation
Earlier this year, the Elks National Foundation conducted a third-party evaluation of the Legacy Awards program. Read on for highlights.

MVS Application Question? Tweet Using #AskENF
If you're filling our your Most Valuable Student scholarship application and come across a question, just tweet using #AskENF, and we'll get you an answer!

Got an Application Question?
Got a question about the MVS scholarship application or the Legacy Awards application? Visit the MVS FAQ page or the Legacy Awards FAQ Page! Still have a question, tweet us @ElksScholars!

2015 ENF Scholarship Applications Available!
The 2014-15 ENF scholarship applications are available now! Click here for complete details on our Most Valuable Student scholarships and Legacy Awards.

Lodge Scholarship Chair Survey Results
As the latest Most Valuable Student contest wraps up, we asked Lodge Scholarship Chairs for their feedback about the 2013-14 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. Read what they had to say.

Can You Feel the Excitement?
The field has been set and the excitement can be felt all across the country! We are excited to announce the top 20 Most Valuable Student finalists. Read on for more.

Advice from the Doctor
The 2014-15 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship application is now available to Elks scholars attending medical school. Former recipients have some advice for Elks scholars thinking about applying. Read what they had to say.

Chicago is Their Kind of Town
Hold on to your hats! Elks scholars are headed to Chicago for the first ever MVS Leadership Weekend. Read on for details.

Giving Thanks to the Elks Family
The two MVS top winners are able to attend their dream schools, thanks to the Elks National Foundation. To express their thanks, these Elks scholars addresssed the delegates at the 2013 Elks Grand Lodge Convention in Reno. Watch the streaming videos of their speeches.

2013 MVS Top Winners
Congratulations to the 2013 top Most Valuable Student scholars! Grace Young and Anish Athalye will each receive $60,000 scholarships from the Elks National Foundation. Click here to read their stories.

Announcing the 2013 Elks Alum of the Year!
The ENF is proud to announce the 2013 Elks Scholar Alum of the Year: Jesse LeBeau, a 2005 Most Valuable Student scholar sponsored by Ketchikan, Alaska, Lodge No. 1429. Read on for more information.

Be the 2013 Elks Alum of the Year!
The Elks Alum of the Year Award is designed to recognize one outstanding Elks scholar alumnus who has made a difference through volunteering or commitment to community. Applications are due by May 15, 2013.

Welcome 2013 Elks Scholars!
Join us in welcoming the class of 2013 Elks scholars to the Elks family!

Congratulations to the 2013 MVS National Finalists
Congratulations to all 500 of the 2013 Most Valuable Student National Finalists! Read on for more information.

2013 Legacy Awards Application Deadline Approaching
The 2013 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 1, 2013, at 12 p.m. (noon) Central Time. Every week leading up to the deadline, we’ll feature a current Legacy Awards recipient. Click here to read about 2009 Legacy Awards recipient, Matthew Conte, who spent a summer developing software at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

2012: An Elks Scholar Year in Review
2012 was a great year for Elks scholars. Read about all the ways Elks scholars connected with the Elks family last year.

Happy Holidays from Elks Scholars!
This holiday season, Elks scholars are giving thanks for their ENF scholarships. Watch this video to hear their special holiday message.

2013 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Deadline has Passed
The 2013 Most Valuable Student Scholarship deadline has passed and judging is under way. Winners will be announced in April 2013. Best of luck to all 2013 applicants!

Host an Elks Scholar Meet-Up!
Get together with other Elks scholars in your area by hosting an Elks Scholar Meet-Up. Read on for details.

With Gratitude
Before they head to Harvard, the top two Most Valuable Student scholarship winners flew to Austin, Texas to accept their $60,000 ENF scholarships and to give thanks to their Elks family. Watch the videos of their speeches.

Bon Voyage, 2012 Elks Scholars!
Watch the ENF's tribute video to the class of 2012 Elks scholars.

Announcing the 2012 Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship Winners
The ENF is proud to announce the 2012 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipients. Click here to read about the six Elks scholars who will receive a $20,000 scholarship for medical school.

Announcing the 2012 Elks Alum of the Year!
The ENF is proud to announce the 2012 Elks Scholar Alum of the Year: Zach Vruwink, a 2006 Legacy Awards recipient sponsored by Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., Lodge No. 693. Read on for his full story.

2012 Elks Scholar Month of Service has Ended
The 2012 Elks Scholar Month of Service was a great success! Throughout April, Elks scholars across the country came out to volunteer and build stronger communities. 40 Elks scholars participated in 18 projects. Click here to read about all the service projects.

Announcing the 2012 ENF Cornerstone Grant Recipients
We know Elks scholars are dedicated to service, so to help Elks scholars give back, the ENF awarded four outstanding Elks scholars with a $500 Cornerstone Grant to expand their community service initiatives. Click here to learn how these Elks scholars are making a difference!

Welcome 2012 Elks Scholars!
Join us in welcoming the class of 2012 Elks scholars to the Elks family!

ENF Cornerstone Grants Now Available
The ENF is offering Cornerstone Grants to Elks scholars and alumni interested in expanding their community service projects. Click here to apply for a 2012 ENF Cornerstone Grant.

Elks Alum of the Year Application Now Available
Are you an Elks scholar alum who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to community service? Click here to apply to be the 2012 Elks Alum of the Year. You could receive a $500 great to be donated to the charitable organization of your choice!

2012 Legacy Awards Deadline has Passed
The 2012 Legacy Awards deadline has passed and judging is under way. Winners will be announced in late April. Best of luck to all 2012 applicants!

2012 MVS Scholarship Application Deadline has Passed
The 2012 Most Valuable Scholarship contest deadline has passed and judging is under way. Winners will be announced in April 2012. Best of luck to all 2012 applicants!

Scholarships Available for High School Seniors
ENF scholarship applications are available now! Click here for complete details on our Most Valuable Student scholarships and Legacy Awards.

A Warm Welcome into the Elks Family
The two MVS top winners’ had a chance to thank the Elks for the $60,000 scholarships they each received. Both winners gave speeches at the 2011 Elks National Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. Click here to watch the streaming videos of their speeches.

A Successful Year for Elks Scholars
Click here to view a presentation about Elks scholar relations during the 2010-11 year.

2011 Elks Scholars Light Up The Sky!
Click here to watch our tribute video to the class of 2011 Elks scholars.

Congratulations, Jimmy Tomczak, the 2011 Elks Alum of the Year
2011 Elks Alum of the Year Jimmy Tomczak is using his entrepreneurial talents for good. As the Alum of the Year, Jimmy will receive his award at the Grand Lodge Convention, and will be awarded a $500 grant to be donated to the nonprofit organization of his choice. Read on to see how Jimmy promotes sustainable decisions while also bringing hope to a city he loves.

Top MVS Scholars Receive $60,000 College Scholarships
Christina Lulich, sponsored by Gatlinburg, Tenn., Lodge No. 1925, and Dean Shu, sponsored by Santa Ana, Calif., Lodge No. 794, will each receive $60,000 scholarships from the Elks National Foundation. Click on their names to read their stories.

Announcing the 2011 Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship Recipient
We are pleased to announce the 2011 Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipient, 2006 MVS scholar Rory Nicolaides. Read on for her story.

The Elks Scholar Month of Service was a Success!
The 2011 Elks Scholar Month of Service was a huge success! Throughout April, Elks scholars across the country came out to volunteer and make a difference. Click here to read about all the Elks Scholar Month of Service projects.

Announcing the 2011 ENF Cornerstone Grant Recipients
To help Elks scholars give back, the ENF awarded four outstanding Elks scholars with a $500 Cornerstone Grant to expand their community service initiatives. Visit our website to learn how these scholars are making a difference!

Welcome 2011 Elks Scholars
Join us in welcoming our 2011 Elks scholars to the Elks family!

Elks Scholars Building Stronger Communities
The Elks Scholar Month of Service is under way and Elks scholars are hard at work serving their communities in the name of the Elks! Read on for more information.

Elks Scholars Gear Up to Serve!
Read how Elks scholars are preparing for the Elks Scholar Month of Service in April.

Elks Alum of the Year Application Now Available
Are you an Elks scholar alum who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to community service? Apply to be the 2011 Elks Alum of the Year. You could receive a $500 great to be donated to the charitable organization of your choice!

Congratulations to the MVS National Finalists!
Congratulations to all 500 of the 2011 Most Valuable Student national finalists! Read on for more information.

Get Involved in the 2011 Elks Scholar Month of Service!
Elks scholars will come together in service during April 2011. Read on to find out how you can get involved!

2011 Legacy Awards Deadline Has Passed
The 2011 Legacy Awards deadline has passed and judging is under way. Winners will be announced in mid-April. Best of luck to all 2011 applicants!

2011 MVS Scholarship Application Deadline Has Passed
The 2011 Most Valuable Scholarship contest deadline has passed and judging is under way. Winners will be announced in mid-April. Best of luck to all 2011 applicants!

MVS Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about completing your MVS scholarship application? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers! Be sure to watch the video, which includes helpful tips from MVS scholarship recipients.

2011 ENF Scholarships for Elks Families
2011 Legacy Awards applications are due February 1. Read on for all the details.

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
The two MVS top winners’ wishes came true when they traveled to Orlando, Fla., to accept their awards and address the delegates at the 2010 Elks Grand Lodge Convention. Click here to watch the streaming videos of their speeches.

The ENF Wishes our 2010 Elks Scholars a Beautiful Day
Check out our tribute video to the class of 2010 Elks Scholars.

The Most Magical Place on Earth
Read about the 2010 Elks Scholar Advisory Board meeting at the Elks Grand Lodge Convention in Orlando.

Congratulations Katie Chambers, the 2010 Elks Alum of the Year
2010 Elks Alum of the Year Katie Chambers makes each day meaningful by serving others. As the Alum of the Year, Katie will speak at the Grand Lodge Convention, and will be awarded a $500 grant to be donated to the nonprofit organization of her choice. Read on to learn how having a child with disabilities led Katie to dedicate her life to advocating for children with special needs.

Announcing the 2010 ENF Cornerstone Grant Recipients
To help our scholars give back, the ENF awarded four outstanding Elks scholars with a $500 Cornerstone Grant to expand their community service initiatives. Visit our website to learn how these scholars are making a difference!

Elks Scholars in the News
Learn more about the class of 2010 Elks scholars! Check out these articles on 2010 MVS top winner Jenny Van, and 2010 MVS winner Ryan Elliott.

Announcing the 2010 MVS and Legacy Awards Winners
Join us in welcoming our 2010 Most Valuable Student and Legacy Awards winners into the Elks family! For the complete lists of 2010 winners, click here. Congratulations to all of our 2010 scholars!

Be the 2010 Elks Alumnus of the Year
Are you an Elks scholar alumnus who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to community service? Apply to be the 2010 Elks Alumnus of the Year. You could receive a $500 great to be donated to the charitable organization of your choice!

2010 Elks Cornerstone Grants Now Available
Are you an Elks scholar who regularly volunteers in your community? Would you like additional funding to enhance your service project? Apply for a 2010 Elks Cornerstone Grant today!

2010-11 SAT & ACT Test Dates
If you are considering applying for a 2011 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student scholarship, available to high school seniors starting September 1, 2010, read on for test date information. Make sure you register for either the ACT or SAT in time to apply!

Clean Up Your Community
Read on to find out how you can get involved with the 2010 Elks Scholar Week of Service and clean up your community!

2010 Legacy Awards Application Deadline Has Passed
The 2010 Legacy Awards application deadline was January 8, 2010. Judging is under way, and winners will be announced in early April. We wish all applicants the best of luck!

Elks Scholar of the Week: Kari Massar
Read how Emergency Educational Grant recipient Kari Massar has dedicated her life to caring for others.

ENF Scholars in the Game
The ENF Scholar Advisory Board met in Chicago for their first annual Board meeting over the weekend of September 11, 2009. To kickoff the meeting, the Scholar Advisory Board and ENF staff participated in the September 11 National Day of Service. Click here to learn more!

History in the Making
Watch the streaming video of the speech that John Steinbach, the top male ENF scholarship recipient, gave when he addressed the delegates at the 2009 Grand Lodge Convention in Portland, Ore.

Our 2009 Most Valuable Student Scholars Rule the World
Watch the Elks National Foundation's tribute to the class of 2009 Most Valuable Student Scholarship recipients.

Verification of Enrollment Forms
Just a reminder, the ENF will begin disbursing 2009-10 scholarships after August 1, 2009. Read on for more information.

ENF Announces the 2009-10 ENF Alumnus of the Year!
Read how 2001 Most Valuable Student Christina Vuocolo's commitment to volunteering led her to become the 2009-10 ENF Alumnus of the Year!

2010 Scholarship Updates!
Read on for important updates to the 2010 scholarship contests.

ENF Announces 2009-10 Scholar Advisory Board
The ENF is proud to present the 2009-10 ENF Scholar Advisory Board. Click above to read about the seven outstanding ENF scholar board members.

ENF Announces Cornerstone Grant Recipients
The ENF is proud to announce the four ENF scholars who most demonstrated outstanding community service initiatives. Each will receive a $500 Cornerstone Grant. Follow the link above to read all about their projects!

Help Your Grandchildren Get Scholarships
Read this article on scholarships from Grandparents.com, featuring 2008 Legacy Award recipient Tyler Gombash and his grandparents, Harry and Georgia Culler.

News from The Chronicle of Higher Education
Read how student activists become campus administrators.

2009 Scholarship Contests Have Ended
2009 scholarship contests officially ended on January 9, 2009.


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