Somerville, NJ Lodge News

District No. 5860

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition. First Place winners receive $50,000 over their four years of college. The 2017 Most Valuable Student applications are due to the Elks Lodge closest to the applicant's home by December 5, 2016.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. Address (Somerville, Bridgewater,.Raritan and Branchburg to Somerville Lodge #1068).

Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. In late April, the 20 top finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. The applications and additional information can be found on the ENF website. For any additional questions, contact Scholarship Chair Lisa Marrero at

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