MVS Scholarship Recipients
Contest Winners
The Elks National Foundation is proud to present its 2020 class of Most Valuable Student Scholarship Recipients. Click here for a full list.

The Elks National Foundation will award a total of $2.44 million to this year’s 500 finalists. Top awards range from $20,000 to $50,000 over four years. These top awards will be announced at the end of April. Four hundred and eighty-three runners-up receive $4,000 scholarships.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ENF has canceled the 2020 MVS Leadership Weekend scheduled for April 23-26 in Chicago. The health and safety of our scholars is our number one priority.

We believe in the power of getting Elks scholars together and don't want to miss the opportunity to get to know our scholars better, even if it's virtually. We're planning on using video conferencing to conduct a portion of our 2020 Leadership Weekend programming, as well as the official interview for the top awards, on April 24 & 25.

To search a database of all past ENF Scholarship recipients, click here.

The 2020 Top 20 are posted in the table below. Use the drop-down menus to view all list of recipients by year and state. Check out the slides and video above to learn more about them!

Four-Year Scholarship Winners
Place Scholarship Winner Lodge Sponsor Annual Award Award Year
1st Place Santiago Alvillar Lodge #2051, CA $12,500.00 2020
Sarah Harper Lodge #1927, TN $12,500.00 2020
2nd Place Daniel Ardity Lodge #1898, FL $10,000.00 2020
Irissa Machetta Lodge #2322, TX $10,000.00 2020
3rd Place Tanner Christensen Lodge #849, UT $7,500.00 2020
Madison Johnson Lodge #2173, DE $7,500.00 2020
4th Place Leah Aaronson Lodge #944, OR $5,000.00 2020
Satya Brandon Lodge #878, NY $5,000.00 2020
Jeremiah Curran Lodge #73, MA $5,000.00 2020
Kaitlin Gartrell Lodge #2210, OR $5,000.00 2020
Flopateer Habib Lodge #80, NE $5,000.00 2020
Emerson Harman Lodge #1460, WI $5,000.00 2020
Neer Jain Lodge #2628, TX $5,000.00 2020
Thomas James Lodge #599, MS $5,000.00 2020
Caleb Martonfi Lodge #2517, MO $5,000.00 2020
Annabelle Noyes Lodge #400, WI $5,000.00 2020
Nicholas Sayegh Lodge #417, OK $5,000.00 2020
Luciana Soria-Robles Lodge #2790, CA $5,000.00 2020
Makenna Turner Lodge #566, CO $5,000.00 2020
Victor Ye Lodge #1258, CA $5,000.00 2020

In addition, 480 students received four-year, $4,000 scholarships. Select from the drop-down menu below to view the winners from your state.


More information about the Most Valuable Student contest? Click here.

Generous donors can name the scholarship of a runner up winner and correspond with him or her over the next four years! See a list of Named Scholarships and learn more about the MVS Named Scholarship program here.

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