It seems like it was just yesterday that we welcomed a new class of Elks scholars to the #ElksFamily. But a new scholarship season has already begun.
The 2022 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest opened on Monday, August 2. The MVS scholarship is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens. The 500 four-year scholarships are awarded based on academics, service, leadership and financial need.
The top 20 finalists will attend the 2022 Leadership Weekend in Chicago to learn about the Order and to serve in the name of the Elks. That same weekend, the top 20 will also interview for the top awards, ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. The remaining 480 runners-up will receive $4,000 scholarships. Spread the word to the high school seniors in your life to apply by November 15, 2021. Learn more about the MVS contest and find the application link at enf.elks.org/MVS.
In 2021-22, the Elks National Foundation will award $4.6 million in college scholarships, ensuring a bright future for our nation’s youth. As important members of the Elks family, Elks scholars have many social and service opportunities to connect with the Elks and one another. For more information about our scholarship programs, and for ways Lodges can get involved with Elks scholars, visit elks.org/scholars.