We're excited to welcome five new members to the Elks Scholar Advisory Board! These Elks scholars demonstrate the tenets of Elkdom through service to their communities, and they are eager to help bring together the #ElksFamily. Read more about them here!
Some high school seniors head to college with their major in mind and their life planned out ahead of them, and others hope to find their passion by trying new things. But, all students are looking to find and maintain their “why,” the meaning to their goals.
The Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship is for those Elks scholars who found their “why” in pursuing a career in medicine.
Congratulations to the 2023 Elks Scholar Alum of the Year, 2006 Legacy Awards recipient Erika Barger!
Meet the newest members of the Elks Scholar Advisory Board! From California to New York and all the places in between, these changemakers have building stronger communities in their bones, and they are eager to work together strengthening the #ElksFamily into the new year.
2019 MVS scholar Kat Nakamura reflects on her time as president of the Elks Scholar Advisory Board, recounting meetings and service trips and the growth that she experienced as part of the #ElksFamily. Read how she seized every opportunity here.
For the first time since 2019, the Top 20 Most Valuable Student scholars gathered in person to get to know one another, as well as current Elks scholars and alums; interview for the top awards of $50,000, $40,000 and $30,000; and learn about their new #ElksFamily.
For the first time since 2019, the Top 20 MVS scholars came to the Windy City for an in-person Leadership Weekend, where they interviewed for the top awards and got to know their #ElksFamily. We are proud to announce the top winners: Diya Jha, sponsored by Frederick, Md., Lodge No. 684, and Agam Igwe, sponsored by Towson, Md., Lodge No. 469.
Twenty-one Elks scholars went to Tampa for the Winter Elks Scholar Service Trip to serve alongside Elks. They sorted clothes, served in a food kitchen, and helped clean up debris from Hurricane Ian. Read about the experience in this blog post from 2019 Most Valuable Student scholar Aditi V. Patel.
Read about Aditi's time serving in the name of the Elks and what she learned.
Whether serving within their local communities through an Elks Scholar Service Grant or attending an Elks Scholar Service Trip, Elks scholars value and prioritize, ahem, service.
In March and May, scholars traveled to Chicago and Seattle to serve in the name of the Elks. Read about the trips here.
We're proud to announce the 2022 Top Most Valuable Student Scholarship winners. Meet Kaden and Breana here!
2018 MVS scholar Aleah Hahn has found her place in the Elks family through Elks Scholar Service Trips. In 2018, she attended the 150 for 150 service trip in San Antonio, and this March, she made her way to Chicago for another one. Though the trips were different in size and place, they shared a few things in common: connection, service and a new experience.
Read about Aleah's time serving in the name of the Elks and what she learned.
This year, the Elks National Foundation will award 12 Service Grants to current Elks scholars. Grant applications for 2022 opened in January and close on February 22. This year's theme is "For the Kids." Winners will be announced by the end of February.
Learn more and apply.
Earlier this month, eight Scholar Advisory Board members met in person for the first time in two years. The energy in the Chicago board room was unmistakable—our fearless SAB members are ready to take Elks scholar engagement to the next level. Read a recap of our meeting on the Elks National Foundation Blog, and learn more about the Scholar Advisory Board here.
The 2022 Most Valuable Student scholarship application opened on August 2 and closed November 15. The 500 four-year scholarships are awarded based on academics, service, leadership and financial need. The ENF will announce the winners in late March.
The 2022 Legacy Awards contest launched on September 1, 2021. Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for high school seniors who are the children and/or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks.
Our newest At-Large Scholar Advisory Board member, Nishitha Karumuri, is a 2019 MVS scholar and an avid Elks scholar virtual event participant.
The ENF Scholar Advisory Board added two new freshmen faces. We are pleased to announce that MVS scholar Jed Quiaoit and Legacy Awards scholar Corey Lallo are our newest SAB members.
We are pleased to announce our 2021 Elks Scholar Alum of the Year, Jay Little Cunningham.
Check out a recap of our summer service trip in Santa Monica!
We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Adam Tucker, Derek Riffert, Jacky Chu, Jessica Phan, Jyotsna Bitra, Lindsey Kroboth, Lydia Smeltz, Marjorie Fitzsimmons, Marlena Pigliacampi, and Shiv Patel. Read more here.
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In February and March, the Elks National Foundation Scholarships Department hosted two opportunities for Elks scholars to learn more about the Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship, the medical school application process, and the medical school experience.
In January 2021, the first Elks scholar club, the Welkness club, officially launched!
In 2020, we awarded 25 Emergency Educational Grants totaling over $105,000. Learn more about the recipients here.
Check out our analysis of the 2012 MVS cohort.
Check out our recent evaluation of the 2012 Legacy Awards cohort.
Over the summer, ENF staff virtually sat down with each of the 2020 top 20 MVS scholars to chat with them about their plans for the future and what makes them an Elks scholar.
Keeping the momentum going, we've continued the series. We'll release a new interview with Elks scholars every other Monday.
Visit enf.elks.org/20For20 to watch the scholars’ interviews.
Meet our new SAB members!
The two newest members of the Elks National Foundation’s staff are testaments to one of our biggest goals: that our program recipients become champions of the Order.
We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Afeera Chaudhry, Dennis Youngs, Eric Xia, Iemaan Rana, Kevin Glover, Nicholas Balardi, Olivia Fuson and Victoria Cegielski. These eight Elks scholars will be achieving their dreams of becoming doctors thanks to the generosity of the late Mrs. Lee Weigel. Each scholar will receive $26,000 for medical school. Read more here.
The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the start of the 2021 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest on August 5, 2020. The Most Valuable Student scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Applications are judged on academics, leadership, service and financial need.
The application is completed online and must be submitted by the November 15, 2020, deadline. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2021. Learn more about the MVS scholarship here.
The 2021 Legacy Awards contest runs from September 1, 2020 to February 5, 2021. Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined here.
As the children or grandchildren of Elks, Legacy scholars know that being involved with the Elks means having a family wherever you go—and they're incredibly grateful for that. Click here to read from the class of 2020 Legacy Awards recipients.
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined below.
The Elks National Foundation is proud to present its 2020 ENF Legacy Awards recipients.
Click here to see the full list of winners.
The Elks National Foundation is proud to present its 2020 class of Most Valuable Student Scholarship Recipients. Click here for a full list.
Learn some ways you can give back during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elks scholar update on the COVID-19 pandemic.
22 Elks scholars spent their Winter Break giving back in San Diego. Read more about what they did!
Follow the @ElksScholars and the @ElksNationalFoundation on Social media.
Do you know a high school senior who is a child or grandchild of a dues paying Elk? Encourage them to apply for a Legacy Award! The 2020 application is open until January 31, 2020.
Dennis Youngs aspires to be a great neurosurgeon, much like the one who saved his father's life. To continue on that path, he applied for the Elks Emergency Educational Grant to support his schooling. Read his story here.
Maddi is a 2019 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipient .
Christina is a 2019 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipient.
Ganeev is a 2019 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipient.
Julia Miao gives her passions her all.
Miao, a 2015 MVS scholar sponsored by Sunnyvale, Calif., Lodge No. 2128, volunteered at hospitals and care facilities and founded two healthcare- and education-focused organizations and a digital peer-reviewed journal. She was honored with academic, research, community service, and leadership awards and grants. She ran marathons, founded and edited peer-reviewed journals, published research, tutored and taught, and saved time to nurture her love of photography and playing the piano.
Keoni is a 2019 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipient.
Safa is a 2019 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipient.
Ryan Elliott is a 2019 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipient.
Do you know a high school senior who is a U.S. citizen? Encourage them to apply for the Most Valuable Student scholarship! The 2020 MVS application is open until November 5, 2019.
Ellen is a 2019 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipient.
Sydney comes from a long line of Elks, and now she officially represents the Elks as a Legacy Awards scholar! Read her story here.
After his dad experienced a medical issue that changed his family's lives, Connor applied for and received an Emergency Educational Grant. Here's how the grant allowed him get more involved in college.
Caleb is a 2019 Legacy Awards scholar who's officially joining the #ElksFamily after spending a lot of his childhood at the local Lodge. Read his story here.
16 Elks scholars spent their part of their Summer serving the city of Chicago in the name of the Elks in June. Click here to see more pictures and read about the moments that made the trip so memorable.
He received the Most Valuable Student scholarship in 2010. He became an Elk in 2015. Sean Pringle is tacking on another accomplishment as the 2019 Alum of the Year. Read why he was chosen here.
This year's Top MVS Finalists shared how they're going to change the world one day. Read Tabitha and Victor's stories here.
In its sixth year, the Most Valuable Student scholarship's Leadership Weekend brought Top Finalists from across the nation to compete for a scholarship of up to $50,000. Learn more about the weekend, including who went home with the top awards, here.
Congratulations to the 2019 Most Valuable Student Scholarship class! Meet them here.
Tucker Hall wasn't prepared to lose his father when he started college, but his father, Steven, did everything he could to prepare Tucker, like talking to other Elks to ensure Tucker received an Emergency Educational Grant. Read their story here.
Twelve Elks scholars and alumni spent their spring break in Portland, Oregon, volunteering with local organizations, getting to know each other and spending time with Elks. Click here to see more pictures and read about the moments that made the trip so memorable.
Megan Cain, a 2015 Most Valuable Student scholarship recipient, was recently awarded what she calls "the Pulitzer of journalism"—first place in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Learn more about the award, and how the Elks inspired one of her winning stories about veterans, here.
The Summer Elks Scholar Service Trip will take place June 2-8, 2019. Be sure to follow along on social media as the #ElksFamily goes back to Chicago! Learn more here.
When Matthew needed help paying for college, he turned to his Elks family. Read how the Emergency Educational Grant gave him the hand he needed.
The Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarships are $24,000 scholarships offered to Elks scholars (current or alum) entering their first year of medical school in 2019. The scholarship was established through the generosity of the late Lee Weigel, widow of Gunther Weigel. Click here to learn more.
Want to know what the Elks Scholars did on their service trip in Biloxi? Read here to find out.
Zobia Chunara's family came to America to change their lives for the better. Zobia continues that pursuit today as a Weigel Medical School scholarship recipient. Read how she plans to do it here.
With a guiding phrase of "If not me, then who?," Taylor Marquis is a Weigel Medical School scholarship recipient intent on his mission. Read what it is here.
Matthew Abrams is a Weigel Medical School scholarship recipient who overcame a difficult childhood, then chose to dedicate his adulthood to bringing light to children's lives around the world. Read how he's doing it here.
Lydia Tam is one of six recipients of the Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship. Tam will receive her medical school education at Stanford University and is studying pediatric neuro-oncology, a field that's close to her heart. Read Tam's story here.
Rohit Gupta is a recipient of the Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship. He is studying psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and hopes to one day become "a doctor who is a companion first and physician second." Read Rohit's incredible story here.
The 2019 Legacy Awards Contest is now closed.
Mary Sun is a recipient of the the Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship. When she becomes a doctor, she hopes to continue serving communities around the world. Read how she plans on doing that here.
Do you know a high school senior who is a U.S. citizen? Encourage them to apply for the Most Valuable Student scholarship! The 2019 MVS application is open until November 15, 2018.
Looking to receive your scholarship funds from our office for the 2018-19 academic year? The process starts with your Verification of Enrollment Form!
“Elks family is the accumulation of hard work, dedication, laughter, service and togetherness that brought us to this point,” shared 2016 MVS scholar Cullen Edens. “It's the life stories while gardening in 100 degree heat. It's the intense competition of who can count the most donations. It's the fun of playing games until curfew. It's the hard work and teamwork of ripping out thorny rose bushes. Elks family is the lifelong memories of serving the San Antonio community together.”
2013 Legacy Austin Cusick is no stranger to the Cornerstone Grant. He used his first to help veterans and this time, he brought together families to celebrate the Easter holiday. Read why this project was important to him here.
History was made when 150 Elks scholars joined us at the Elks National Convention in San Antonio this year. Check out which scholars were there!
Shiv Patel and Maitland Thull rose to the top of the class during the Most Valuable Student Leadership Weekend. Read why were they were chosen for the top scholarships here.
When 2017 Legacy Award Scholar Ryan Traynor learned that more than 50 percent of students in his county were not proficient in reading in the most crucial year of schooling—third grade—he acted. Read more to learn how he took matters into his own hands using a Cornerstone Grant here.
Shaan Gandhi received the MVS scholarship in 2003, and now he's back as our Alum of the Year. Read why he was chosen here.
The Elks National Foundation welcomed a new class of MVS scholars during the fifth annual Leadership Weekend. Read more about the students and their inspirational stories from the weekend here.
Join us in congratulating this year's 2018 MVS Top Winners!
Musty cabins, mess hall dinners, s’mores and campfire songs—in general, after you surpass the age of 14, those classic summer camp experiences are hard to come by. Fifteen Elks scholars had the unique opportunity to relive summer camp this past March during the Spring Scholar Service Trip to Asheville, North Carolina.
We're proud to announce the 2018 MVS Top 20 Finalists!
Twenty Elks scholars from 13 states started the new year off strong by serving the City of Santa Monica in the name of the Elks.
After 2017 MVS scholar Sam Gorman spent hours searching for college scholarships, he took matters in his own hands to make the scholarship application process easier for students. Read how he solved it with Peerlift here.
Although they're hundreds of miles away from it, the Buness grandchildren have all found a home at Wrangell, Alaska, Lodge No. 1595 thanks to their grandfather. They've also been awarded the competitive Legacy Awards. Read their story here.
Nadya Okamoto is a 2016 MVS Finalist who balances a full-time class schedule with running one of the largest youth-run NGOs in women's health PERIOD. Read her story here.
Ever since Aden Matthew Roper was a child, he called his local Lodge home. Now, he's an Elks scholar and third-generation member of the Elks who can't wait to serve his community.
Meet some of the outstanding members of the class of 2017 Elks scholars.
We are proud to announce one of the recipients of the 2017 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Kyle Sramek! Kyle has accomplished so much during her his undergraduate career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and continues his perseverance in the hopes of one day becoming a psychiatrist.
We are proud to announce one of the recipients of the 2017 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Chantal Nguyen! Read more about Chantal and why she believes that medicine is not only the act of providing physical healing, but emotional support as well.
We are proud to announce one of the recipients of the 2017 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Katarina Leyba! Read more about Katarina and why being an Elks scholar is so important to her.
We are proud to announce one of the recipients of the 2017 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Gloria Hong! Read about how Gloria's past gives her a unique perspective on the lack of healthcare for certain demographics.
We are proud to announce one of the recipients of the 2017 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Brandon Hinrichs! Read more about Brandon and what personal experiences sparked his interest in healthcare and Oncology.
The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the 2018
Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest!
Do you know a high school senior who is the child or grandchild of an Elks member? Encourage them to apply for the Legacy Awards contest.
The Winter Elks Scholar Service Trip will take place in Santa Monica, California from January 7-13, 2018.
Our week will be focused on serving individuals and veterans transitioning out of homelessness. We will engage in programming to identify issues that contribute to homelessness and discuss how Elks scholars can be part of the solution.
Join us as we serve the Santa Monica community, explore the coast and experience what it means to be part of the #ElksFamily. Apply today.
Learn how MVS scholar Dalton Price, uses his passion for science to change the lives of high school students.
Take a look around Elkdom, and odds are you'll find connections created by Legacy scholars. Learn how Sagan's journey inspired her parents to rekindle their involvement with the Elks.
The 2017 Elks National Convention is in
the books. View photos from Convention
Branden Pearson, MVS scholar and member of the Scholar Advisory Board, attended his first Elks National Convention in Reno. Read about his experience here.
Another summer in Chicago, another Elks Scholar Service Trip. In early June, 16 Elks scholars from 14 states traveled to Chicago for the week-long Summer Service Trip.
Sean Loosli is the tops. He was our top male Most Valuable Student in 2003, and now he's our Alum of the Year. Read why.
Learn about the upcoming Elks Scholar Service Trips!
Elks Scholars already have a deep connection to the Elks.
Learn more about the 2017 MVS Top Winners, and watch their introduction films from the Elks National Convention.
We are proud to announce the newest members of the Elks family— The 2017 Legacy Winners!
Check out a recap of the 2017 MVS Leadership Weekend.
Meet the 20 Most Valuable Students who will soon be changing the world!
Fifteen Elks scholars traveled from all over the United States to serve the City of New Orleans in the name of the Elks from March 12-18, 2017.
An invitation can make all the difference. Sam Dunklau went from Elks scholar to Elk after being welcomed into the Davenport, Iowa Lodge No. 298 by active member and generous ENF donor, Lois Kundel.
Get ready for the largest gathering of Elks scholars—ever. It’s not every day that we turn 150, so we’re throwing a huge birthday bash June 29-July 2, 2018.
From January 8-14, 2017 Elks scholars from across the country gathered in Dallas to serve those in need and have some fun along the way. From spontaneous line dancing at an Elks Lodge to serving the local community in need, the scholars served with humility and gained a different perspective, both from one another and those they served. Read more about their experiences.
Legacy Awards recipients receive more than just monetary support. They are also welcomed into a nationwide group of individuals changing their communities for the better. Read about 2016 Legacy scholar Joshua Trimm, who is getting involved in his community through his sponsoring Lodge.
Whether you're a current scholar or an alum, you can apply for one of our many applications open today!
As an Elks scholar, we hope you'll resolve to get (or stay) involved with your Elks family in 2017. Follow along with our countdown over the next 12 days as we feature the different ways scholars got involved in 2016!
From California to New York Elks scholars served in honor of National Family Volunteer Day for the Elks Scholar Service Days.
Ten Elks scholars, including two ENF staff served at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in New York, New York in honor of National Family Volunteer Day in November 2016.
Calling all Elks scholars! Serve on your campus or in your community November 18-20 in honor of National Family Volunteer Day!
A small, but committed, team of volunteers arrive at the Jesse Brown V.A. early every Tuesday morning in order to ensure that veterans in need will leave
We surveyed the Class of 2012-16 Elks scholars to see where they're headed now that they've graduated.
The ENF has awarded 24 Weigel Medical School Scholarships since 2011. We recently caught up with these Elks scholars to see what they're accomplishing.
In honor of National Family Volunteer Day on November 19, we're encouraging all Elks scholars to serve with their Elks family November 18-20!
We are proud to announce one of the the recipients of the 2016 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Ishani Premaratne! Ishani has accomplished so much during her time at Harvard College, including creating lasting change for people from Boston to Sri Lanka. Read more about what Ishani has accomplished with the help of her Elks family.
We are proud to announce one of the the recipients of the 2016 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Brittan Sutphin! Brittan's passion for medicine and interest in cardiology goes beyond academic interest and was sparked after surviving a broken heart.
We are proud to announce one of the the recipients of the 2016 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Michael Lindeborg! Read more about Michael and his journey from Boston to Peru in his pursuit of medicine.
Thirteen Elks scholars and two ENF staff, also Elks scholars, recently traveled home to 11 different states after spending the week of June 5-11 serving veterans and connecting with their Elks family.
The ENF recently welcomed 750 new scholars into the Elks family. Join us in welcoming them!
We are proud to announce our 2016 Elks Alum of the Year, Rachel Russo! Read on to hear how she spells "ALUM."
The 2016 MVS Leadership Weekend brought the top 20 MVS scholars together in Chicago and the connections that were made exhibited the true meaning of Elks family.
What do a student affairs professional, a fundraising specialist, a UW-Madison student and a photographer have in common? They're all Elks scholars with a passion for the Hoop Shoot! Read on to hear how these scholars volunteered at the 2016 Hoop Shoot National Finals.
The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the 2016 top 20 Most Valuable Student Finalists.
Sixteen Elks scholars served with 10 different D.C. Metro area organizations in Washington, D.C. from March 7-11, 2016.
2016 MVS National Finalists take to social media to share their excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to join the Elks family.
Elks scholars and ENF Staff will travel to Washington, D.C. to serve hunger, homelessness and veterans from March 6-12, 2016 on the Spring Elks Scholar Service Trip.
From October 5 to December 18, 2015 the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office is giving YOU the chance to win prizes each week! Read on for details.
Each week, we'll be featuring members of the Class of 2015 Elks scholars.
We are proud to announce the recipient of the 2015 Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Sumedh Shah.
Thank you to all the 2014-15 Scholarship Chairs who took our recent survey about the 2015 scholarship contests! We’ve tallied all the responses and noticed a few common themes. Read more.
The 2015 Most Valuable Student Leadership Weekend was April 24-26, 2015. Read all about it!
We're proud to announce the 2015 Most Valuable Student scholarship winners and the 2015 Legacy Awards winners.
This April, 20 Elks scholars get the chance to visit Chicago and the chance at a $50,000 scholarship! Read more.
Join us in welcoming Maryann Slater as the first Elks Scholar Fellow!
Congratulations to the 2015 Most Valuable Student National Semi-Finalists!
2014 was an action-packed year for the Elks family! As we ring in the new year, take a moment to read a few of the highlights from 2014.
Earlier this year, the Elks National Foundation conducted a third-party evaluation of the Emergency Educational Grant program. Read on for highlights.
Earlier this year, the Elks National Foundation conducted a third-party evaluation of the Legacy Awards program. Read on for highlights.
If you're filling our your Most Valuable Student scholarship application and come across a question, just tweet using #AskENF, and we'll get you an answer!
Got a question about the MVS scholarship application or the Legacy Awards application? Visit the MVS FAQ page or the Legacy Awards FAQ Page! Still have a question, tweet us @ElksScholars!
As the latest Most Valuable Student contest wraps up, we asked Lodge Scholarship Chairs for their feedback about the 2013-14 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. Read what they had to say.
The field has been set and the excitement can be felt all across the country! We are excited to announce the top 20 Most Valuable Student finalists. Read on for more.
The 2014-15 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship application is now available to Elks scholars attending medical school. Former recipients have some advice for Elks scholars thinking about applying. Read what they had to say.
Hold on to your hats! Elks scholars are headed to Chicago for the first ever MVS Leadership Weekend. Read on for details.
The two MVS top winners are able to attend their dream schools, thanks to the Elks National Foundation. To express their thanks, these Elks scholars addresssed the delegates at the 2013 Elks Grand Lodge Convention in Reno. Watch the streaming videos of their speeches.
Congratulations to the 2013 top Most Valuable Student scholars! Grace Young and Anish Athalye will each receive $60,000 scholarships from the Elks National Foundation. Click here to read their stories.
The ENF is proud to announce the 2013 Elks Scholar Alum of the Year: Jesse LeBeau, a 2005 Most Valuable Student scholar sponsored by Ketchikan, Alaska, Lodge No. 1429. Read on for more information.
The Elks Alum of the Year Award is designed to recognize one outstanding Elks scholar alumnus who has made a difference through volunteering or commitment to community. Applications are due by May 15, 2013.
Join us in welcoming the class of 2013 Elks scholars to the Elks family!
Congratulations to all 500 of the 2013 Most Valuable Student National Finalists! Read on for more information.
2012 was a great year for Elks scholars. Read about all the ways Elks scholars connected with the Elks family last year.
This holiday season, Elks scholars are giving thanks for their ENF scholarships. Watch this video to hear their special holiday message.
Get together with other Elks scholars in your area by hosting an Elks Scholar Meet-Up. Read on for details.
Before they head to Harvard, the top two Most Valuable Student scholarship winners flew to Austin, Texas to accept their $60,000 ENF scholarships and to give thanks to their Elks family. Watch the videos of their speeches.
Watch the ENF's tribute video to the class of 2012 Elks scholars.
The ENF is proud to announce the 2012 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipients. Click here to read about the six Elks scholars who will receive a $20,000 scholarship for medical school.
The ENF is proud to announce the 2012 Elks Scholar Alum of the Year: Zach Vruwink, a 2006 Legacy Awards recipient sponsored by Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., Lodge No. 693. Read on for his full story.
The 2012 Elks Scholar Month of Service was a great success! Throughout April, Elks scholars across the country came out to volunteer and build stronger communities. 40 Elks scholars participated in 18 projects. Click here to read about all the service projects.
We know Elks scholars are dedicated to service, so to help Elks scholars give back, the ENF awarded four outstanding Elks scholars with a $500 Cornerstone Grant to expand their community service initiatives. Click here to learn how these Elks scholars are making a difference!
Join us in welcoming the class of 2012 Elks scholars to the Elks family!
The ENF is offering Cornerstone Grants to Elks scholars and alumni interested in expanding their community service projects. Click here to apply for a 2012 ENF Cornerstone Grant.
Are you an Elks scholar alum who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to community service? Click here to apply to be the 2012 Elks Alum of the Year. You could receive a $500 great to be donated to the charitable organization of your choice!
ENF scholarship applications are available now! Click here for complete details on our Most Valuable Student scholarships and Legacy Awards.
The two MVS top winners’ had a chance to thank the Elks for the $60,000 scholarships they each received. Both winners gave speeches at the 2011 Elks National Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. Click here to watch the streaming videos of their speeches.
Click here to view a presentation about Elks scholar relations during the 2010-11 year.
Click here to watch our tribute video to the class of 2011 Elks scholars.
2011 Elks Alum of the Year Jimmy Tomczak is using his entrepreneurial talents for good. As the Alum of the Year, Jimmy will receive his award at the Grand Lodge Convention, and will be awarded a $500 grant to be donated to the nonprofit organization of his choice. Read on to see how Jimmy promotes sustainable decisions while also bringing hope to a city he loves.
Christina Lulich, sponsored by Gatlinburg, Tenn., Lodge No. 1925, and Dean Shu, sponsored by Santa Ana, Calif., Lodge No. 794, will each receive $60,000 scholarships from the Elks National Foundation. Click on their names to read their stories.
We are pleased to announce the 2011 Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipient, 2006 MVS scholar Rory Nicolaides. Read on for her story.
The 2011 Elks Scholar Month of Service was a huge success! Throughout April, Elks scholars across the country came out to volunteer and make a difference. Click here to read about all the Elks Scholar Month of Service projects.
To help Elks scholars give back, the ENF awarded four outstanding Elks scholars with a $500 Cornerstone Grant to expand their community service initiatives. Visit our website to learn how these scholars are making a difference!
Join us in welcoming our 2011 Elks scholars to the Elks family!
The Elks Scholar Month of Service is under way and Elks scholars are hard at work serving their communities in the name of the Elks! Read on for more information.
Read how Elks scholars are preparing for the Elks Scholar Month of Service in April.
Are you an Elks scholar alum who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to community service? Apply to be the 2011 Elks Alum of the Year. You could receive a $500 great to be donated to the charitable organization of your choice!
Congratulations to all 500 of the 2011 Most Valuable Student national finalists! Read on for more information.
Elks scholars will come together in service during April 2011. Read on to find out how you can get involved!
Do you have questions about completing your MVS scholarship application? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers! Be sure to watch the video, which includes helpful tips from MVS scholarship recipients.
The two MVS top winners’ wishes came true when they traveled to Orlando, Fla., to accept their awards and address the delegates at the 2010 Elks Grand Lodge Convention. Click here to watch the streaming videos of their speeches.
Check out our tribute video to the class of 2010 Elks Scholars.
Read about the 2010 Elks Scholar Advisory Board meeting at the Elks Grand Lodge Convention in Orlando.
2010 Elks Alum of the Year Katie Chambers makes each day meaningful by serving others. As the Alum of the Year, Katie will speak at the Grand Lodge Convention, and will be awarded a $500 grant to be donated to the nonprofit organization of her choice. Read on to learn how having a child with disabilities led Katie to dedicate her life to advocating for children with special needs.
To help our scholars give back, the ENF awarded four outstanding Elks scholars with a $500 Cornerstone Grant to expand their community service initiatives. Visit our website to learn how these scholars are making a difference!
Learn more about the class of 2010 Elks scholars! Check out these articles on 2010 MVS top winner Jenny Van, and 2010 MVS winner Ryan Elliott.
Join us in welcoming our 2010 Most Valuable Student and Legacy Awards winners into the Elks family! For the complete lists of 2010 winners, click here. Congratulations to all of our 2010 scholars!
Are you an Elks scholar alumnus who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to community service? Apply to be the 2010 Elks Alumnus of the Year. You could receive a $500 great to be donated to the charitable organization of your choice!
Are you an Elks scholar who regularly volunteers in your community? Would you like additional funding to enhance your service project? Apply for a 2010 Elks Cornerstone Grant today!
Read on to find out how you can get involved with the 2010 Elks Scholar Week of Service and clean up your community!
Read how Emergency Educational Grant recipient Kari Massar has dedicated her life to caring for others.
The ENF Scholar Advisory Board met in Chicago for their first annual Board meeting over the weekend of September 11, 2009. To kickoff the meeting, the Scholar Advisory Board and ENF staff participated in the September 11 National Day of Service. Click here to learn more!
Watch the streaming video of the speech that John Steinbach, the top male ENF scholarship recipient, gave when he addressed the delegates at the 2009 Grand Lodge Convention in Portland, Ore.
Watch the Elks National Foundation's tribute to the class of 2009 Most Valuable Student Scholarship recipients.
Just a reminder, the ENF will begin disbursing 2009-10 scholarships after August 1, 2009. Read on for more information.
Read how 2001 Most Valuable Student Christina Vuocolo's commitment to volunteering led her to become the 2009-10 ENF Alumnus of the Year!
Read on for important updates to the 2010 scholarship contests.
The ENF is proud to present the 2009-10 ENF Scholar Advisory Board. Click above to read about the seven outstanding ENF scholar board members.
The ENF is proud to announce the four ENF scholars who most demonstrated outstanding community service initiatives. Each will receive a $500 Cornerstone Grant. Follow the link above to read all about their projects!
Read how student activists become campus administrators.