Elks’ Most Valuable Student Applications Open

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

Elks Most Valuable Student — 2018 online application

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 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.

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.

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

Last year a student representing lodge #725 in Kalispell Montana received one of the $50,000 awards with three other winners coming from Idaho as well as recipients from Walla Walla and Yakima. 

In recent years Moscow Elks Lodge #249 has had 2 national award winners using their scholarships to attend the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California.

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