ENF Scholarship Winner Testimonials

150 for 150 - 2018 Most Valuable Student Contest Testimonial (PDF)
These stories were featured at the 2018 Elks National Convention. Read more here.

Meet the Class of 2017 - Kimberly Hadaway
Kimberly Hadaway is an MVS scholar who looks forward to showing other girls they can be passionate about and succeed in a STEM-related career, just like she plans to do after she graduates from Williams College with degrees in both mathematics and chemistry. Read her inspiring story here.

Meet the Class of 2017 - Alexander Ewing
2017 MVS scholar Alexander Ewing plans to “improve the health of all mankind by discovering alternative methods to detect cancer that are easier to utilize and less expensive to use.” He got a jump-start on his goal after participating in the 2016 Summer Biomedical Research Internship Program at the UCSF Fresno Center. Read Alexander's story here.

ENF Volunteer Testimonials
Remembering Jeffrey E. Patterson
Jeff Patterson lived and breathed scholarships. He loved hearing the top scholars speak at Convention and interacting with them and other scholars at the Foundation’s donor events.

Working Hand in Hand
Meet Rick and Patti Baccus of Bristol County, R.I., Lodge No. 1860, who together help enhance the power of Lodges through their charitable support of the Elks National Foundation.

True Grit Elks: Tom 'Tex' Tracy
Tex is an ENF Chair and is also involved with the Hoop Shoot, Drug Awareness, Veterans Service Committees and the Soccer Shoot. A recipient of the Purple Heart, Tex exemplifies grit, read on to learn how.

ENF Donor Testimonials
#ElksFamily Man
Long before Elks family became a hashtag, it was reality in the Hess household of Wheeling, West Virginia. The local Lodge was ingrained in the family tradition. PGER Lester C. “Ted” Hess, Jr and his wife, Becky, have embraced the #ElksFamily tradition for many years. Read their story here.

What's in a Name?
Read how the MVS Named Scholarship Program enhances Elks scholars' experiences within the Elks family.

eBay and the ENF
Damon Lenk, a member of Bristol, Conn., Lodge No. 1010, sells American flags online to support the ENF. Read more to find out how!

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