Most Valuable Student Scholarship

 The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

From the Website (Also accessed by a link below):

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2008 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; resident alien status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

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.

Applications must advance through local, district and state competition to reach the national competition. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, around May 15, 2008. (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 ENF also has scholarships that they offer specifically to children, stepchild, grandchildren or step grandchildren of ELKS.  There is a maximum of 3 for the state of SC for this upcoming year.  If you have a high school senior it may be worth applying.  Approximately $1,000 per year, every little bit helps.

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