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.