The 2023 application closed on November 14.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
Male and female students compete separately.
Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation announced the 500 national winners in April, 2022. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)
The 2023 MVS Leadership Weekend will be held April 13-16 in Chicago. During the weekend, the Top 20 scholars will interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Attendance at Leadership Weekend is required to be eligible for the top awards.
The Elks National Foundation is proud to present its 2023 class of Most Valuable Student Scholarship Recipients. Click here to see the full list of winners.
500 Four-Year Awards for the
2023-24, 2024-2025, 2025-26, 2026-27 Academic Years
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Looking for other Elks scholarship options? Learn about Legacy Awards and Emergency Educational Grants.
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