The LEGACY AWARD:
Through its three scholarship programs, the Elks National Foundation awards more than $3.6 million a year in college scholarships.
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years). The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards.
The 2012 Legacy Awards contest will start on September 1, 2011. Winners will be announced in April 2012.
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, 2009, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2009, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2012. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
The applicant must be a high school senior.
The applicant must apply online only.
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, 2011.