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Applications for the Elks National Foundation's 2007 Most Valuable Student contest will be available beginning September 1, 2006 at your local Elks Lodge, online or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Foundation. Applications for the 2007 contest have to be submitted to your local Elks Lodge by January 12, 2007.
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated boys and girls in the 2007 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.
Applicants will be judged on financial need, leadership and scholarship.
All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the enrollment of the winner in an accredited US 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 May 15, 2007. (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.)
To locate an Elks Lodge near you, try your phone book or http://www.elks.org/LocalLodges.cfm.
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 US American college or university. Male and female students compete separately.
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.
Through this Most Valuable Student competition and its two other scholarship programs, the Elks National Foundation annually awards more than $3 million in scholarships. In addition, many state Elks associations and Lodges offer scholarships. Contact your local Lodge for more information.
The Most Valuable Student program was established in 1931.
2007 Most Valuable Student Award Offers
500 Four-Year Awards for the
2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 Academic Years
Four-Year Total Award No. of Awards Total
First Place $60,000 2 $120,000
Second Place $40,000 2 $80,000
Third Place $20,000 2 $40,000
Fourth Place $4,000 494 $1,976,000
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