Service Trip Resources

Fundraising for Your Trip

A major component of any service trip is fundraising for one’s costs. While the only costs to you will be your $25 participation fee and your travel expenses to the trip location, we encourage you to fundraise for these costs if necessary. Check out these Elks Scholar Service Trips Fundraising Resources that will equip you to raise the funds to join us on this enriching experience.

Watch this Elks Scholar Service Trips Fundraising Webinar Video to learn about some of our favorite service trip fundraising techniques. Or, Read this Elks Scholar Service Trip Fundraising Guide for an outline of the methods in the presentation.

Apply for the Elks Scholar Travel Fund!

The Elks Scholar Travel Fund was set up in 2020 by an anonymous Elks scholar. After graduating, this scholar decided to pay it forward by setting up a travel fund for Elks scholars.

The Elks Scholar Travel Fund helps cover transportation expenses for Elks scholars to attend Elks Scholar Service Trips. While all scholars are welcome to apply, this fund will prioritize scholars who haven’t been able to attend a service trip previously. Recipients of the fund may be asked to pay it forward themselves by sharing their service experience with the Elks through a blog post, Lodge visit or otherwise.

Travel fund applications will be sent to scholar upon acceptance to a service trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, check out this Elks Scholar Service Trips Frequently Asked Questions sheet. If you have further questions, please email

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