The 2019 MVS application deadline is November 15, 2018.
Elks Most Valuable Student — 2018 online application
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2019 competition.
- Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
- Applicants need not 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 signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
- Male and female students compete separately at the national level.
The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
In recent years Moscow Elks Lodge #249 has had national award winners using their scholarships to attend the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California.
Last Year Lodge #249 had a national award winner who will be using her award to attend Gonzaga University this fall.
4th Annual Sprenger Open Scramble
Moscow Elks Lodge #249 is proud to be able to host the 4th annual Sprenger Open Scramble and Fundraising Auction.
The Sprenger Open Scramble will be held at the Moscow Elks Golf Club on July 14, 2018.
The event is open to the community and will include a 4 person golf scramble (morning and/or afternoon tee times available). In addition to a silent and live auction, there will be events and entertainment for golfers and non-golfers alike! Come eat, drink, play games and help support Team Gleason and local ALS patients who are in need of equipment and services.
To register go to Sprenger Open registration.
Last year they were able to raise over $35,000 and hope to exceed that amount this year.
Carts needed for Marines of the Palouse Fundraiser
The Marines of the Palouse Fund Raiser is Saturday, July 21 a 10:00 am. The lodge has 7 golf carts to rent, which will not be enough for their golf tournament. We are requesting anyone who would like to loan their golf cart out for the day to contact the lodge office. We are not sure how many carts we will need, but we are guessing at least 7 to 10.
The rental fees for the carts will go into the lodge charity account. We would appreciate your help.
A quick reminder — if you only paid half of your golf pass, the balance is now due.
Special 4th of July Guests
We were honored to have to two special guests join us for our annual 4th of July celebration.
Shay Hagerman (left), a 2015 Legacy Award winner from Merced California lodge #1240 currently attending Washington State University and Sara Whelchel (right) a 2018 Most Valuable Student national semi-finalist from lodge #249, joined Moscow Mayor and lodge member Bill Lambert for ceremonies to honor the 4th of July and kick off our 69th annual sole survivor exhibition.
Shay and Sara also helped serve free hot dogs to the crowd and were able to meet many of our members and guests in attendance. They are two very charming and personable young ladies well deserving of their awards.
Shay will be completing her degree in animal science at WSU this year, while Sara will begin her studies at Gonzaga University. Each of their awards provides them with $1000 per year for their first 4 years of college.
Last Chance Qualifier
9:00 AM Wednesday, July 4th —
— competitors for the last chance qualifier will need to be checked in at the clubhouse by 8:45 AM to draw for pairings. This is a nine hole gross competition for players who attempted to qualify earlier but did not make the field.
those eligible to participate —
- Taylor Anderson
- Dave Baird
- Ken Jordan
- Shawn Jordan
- Chuck Labine
- Casey Leachman
- Nate Strong
- Rob Ting
- Marc Trivelpiece