MVS Scholarship Recipients
Contest Winners
The Elks National Foundation is proud to present its 2021 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 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 runners-up receive $4,000 scholarships.

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

The 2021 Top 20, who are invited to the virtual Leadership Weekend and are guaranteed at least a $20,000 MVS scholarship, are listed in the table below. Use the drop-down menus to view all list of recipients by year and state.

Four-Year Scholarship Winners
Place Scholarship Winner Lodge Sponsor Annual Award Award Year
1st Place Gellila Asmamaw Lodge #134, PA $12,500.00 2021
Jacob Lockman Lodge #1868, WA $12,500.00 2021
2nd Place Molly McCommons Lodge #69, PA $10,000.00 2021
Cobin Szymanski Lodge #2427, MN $10,000.00 2021
3rd Place Pedro Calderon Lodge #1443, CA $7,500.00 2021
Zoe Yates Lodge #2171, WA $7,500.00 2021
4th Place Ashis Dhakal Lodge #1673, UT $5,000.00 2021
Daniel Dischinger Lodge #438, KY $5,000.00 2021
Joseph Gartrell Lodge #1189, OR $5,000.00 2021
Marlon Griggs Lodge #221, FL $5,000.00 2021
Biak Hlawn Lodge #46, WI $5,000.00 2021
Kadija Ismail Lodge #758, VA $5,000.00 2021
Tenzin Kunsang Lodge #1316, IL $5,000.00 2021
Hyunjin Lee Lodge #714, PA $5,000.00 2021
Sydney Manno Lodge #872, PA $5,000.00 2021
Caleb Matthews Lodge #1413, OR $5,000.00 2021
Allan Riedel-Morillo Lodge #265, CT $5,000.00 2021
Fardowso Shidad Lodge #46, WI $5,000.00 2021
Alexis Tran Lodge #1300, CA $5,000.00 2021
Coy Wagley Lodge #1813, NM $5,000.00 2021

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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