National & Local Competitions
Most Valuable Student Competition - Elks National Foundation (ENF)
Applications for the Elks National Foundation's 2009 Most Valuable Student contest will be available beginning September 1, 2010, at your local Elks Lodge, online or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Foundation. Applications for the 2010 contest have to be submitted to your local Elks Lodge by January 9, 2011.
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2011 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; resident alien status does not qualify.
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.
Applications must advance through local, district and state competition to reach the national competition. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, around April 15, 2011.
LEGACY Scholarships - Elks National Foundation (ENF)
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years). The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards.
2011 Legacy Awards applications are be available ONLINE ONLY. 2011 applications are due February 1, 2011.
Who is Eligible?
Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2008, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2008, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2011. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
The applicant must be a high school senior.
The applicant must apply online only at www.elks.org/enf/scholars.
If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.
Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value.
Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Test by December 31, 2010.
Local Lodge #1008 Scholarships
Each spring Rockland Lodge of Elks (#1008) distributes scholarships to local high school seniors in a local competition. The local high school counseling offices receive the applications and make them available to their students who are interested in applying. The applications are judged by the Scholarship Committee and scholarships are awarded at the end of the school year. Interested students should contact their high school counseling office in early April for an application.
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