Elks Scholarships for seniors

ESCANABA — The Elks National Foundation and Escanaba Lodge 354 are investing in our nation’s future by awarding $3.8 million in college scholarships.

The most valuable student scholarship is available to all high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Males and females compete separately, and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. The most valuable student scholarship is available on line now. It will help 500 deserving students attend college. The Elks National Foundation will award 20 top scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. The remaining 480 runners-up will receive $4,000 scholarships. Completed applications must be turned in online no later than Nov. 27, 2017.

The Elks National Foundation is pleased to announce its 2018 Legacy Awards scholarship contest for children and grandchildren of Elks. The program, kicked off on Sept. 1, and awards 250 $4,000 scholarships to children and grandchildren of Elks members. The contest is open to any high school senior who is the child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of an Elk who has been a member in good standing for at least two years. Applications must be submitted online to the foundation by Feb. 2, 2018. Children and grandchildren compete separately against other children and grandchildren from their sponsoring Lodge’s state. Applications must be completed and submitted online only.

For more details and eligibility requirements, and to start the application process. Visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars to meet the 750 MVS and Legacy Awards scholars, read about current ENF scholars, and learn more about ENF scholarships. Connect with Elks scholars online by following @ElksScholars and using #ElksFamily on Twitter.