Available Scholarships 
as of September 2021

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Before registering to apply, please verify that you meet the eligibility criteria. Our Lodge Secretary Stephanie Martens can assist with the length of your membership starting on the day of your initiation ritual.

 

 

 

 

Most Valuable Student Scholarship

 

Applications open - August 2, 2021

 

Application Deadline - November 15, 2021

11:59pm PST

MVP FAQs click here

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2022 competition.

  • 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 will announce the 500 national winners in late 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 20 Top Finalists traditionally* participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. The plan to come together in-person is tentative. However, participation in either an in-person or virtual Leadership Weekend is required to be eligible for the top awards.

Eligibility for MVP

Eligibility:

 

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.

  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.

  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

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ENF Legacy Awards

 

Applications open - September 1, 2021

 

Application Deadline - February 7, 2022

11:59pm PST

LEgacy Awards FAQs click here

Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined below.

  • The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application. The 2021 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 7, 2022.

 

  • The Elk sponsor’s membership will be verified through the BPOE Grand Lodge headquarters.

 

 

  • When a student registers to complete the online application, both the applicant and Lodge Secretary will be notified by email.

 

 

  • If you have questions about your online Legacy Awards application, contact the ENF Scholarship Office via email at scholarship@elks.org. Visit our Legacy Awards FAQ page.

 

  • Upon receipt of the application, the applicant will receive a notification that the application was received. Winners will be announced in late April 2022.

  • Note: Because the contest begins in one Lodge year and the winners are announced in the next, a Legacy Award could go to the child or grandchild of a lapsed member. An applicant's Elk parent or grandparent must be a paid-up member in good standing at the time of application, but if the Elk chooses not to renew membership, that decision will not affect the outcome of the Legacy Awards contest.

Eligibility for Legacy

Eligibility:

 

  1. For the 2022 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order and attended initiation ritual on or before April 1, 2019, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2019, is eligible to apply.

  2. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2022.

  3. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.

  4. The applicant must be a high school senior.

  5. The applicant must apply online only. The 2022 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 7, 2022.

  6. If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.

  7. We have waived the standardized test requirement for the 2022 Legacy contest. You do not need to submit ACT and/or SAT scores.

  8. Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student wins more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.

  9. Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)

  10. If you are selected as a 2022 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks.