Elks National Foundation Scholarship
Here is some information on another scholarship that is open to all high school seniors. This is not just for criminal justice degrees. The application for the Elks National Foundation’s 2012 Most Valuable Student Scholarship will be available on September 1. The Elks National Foundation (ENF) will award 500 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Currently enrolled college students are not eligible for this award. The students must be US citizens, and having a relative as a member of the Elks is not required.
Applicants must apply through their local Elks associations. The applications will then advance through local, district, and state competitions before reaching the national competition. Applicants do have the opportunity to win scholarships from local, district, and state associations, but these are not the same as the national competition. All national finalists will be notified in late February 2012. Applicants are then required to submit a secondary national application online by March 25, 2012. The student’s Student Aid Report must also be mailed to the ENF. The Chicago office of the ENF will announce the 500 scholarship winners by mid-April 2012.
This is a 4 year scholarship ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year. The 2012 scholarship award breakdown is as follows:
2012 Most Valuable Student Award Offers 500 Four-Year Awards for the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-2015, 2015-16 Academic Years
Place; Four-Year Total Award; No. of Awards
First Place; $60,000; 2
Second Place; $40,000; 2
Third Place; $20,000; 2
Fourth Place; $16,000; 2
Fifth Place; $12,000; 2
Sixth Place; $10,000; 4
Seventh Place; $8,000; 4
Runners Up; $4,000; 482
To request the application or more information the applicant must contact their local Elk association (http://www.elks.org/enf/FindALodge.cfm). Be sure to verify your local Elk’s deadline date so you do not miss out on this great opportunity. To get additional information applicants can contact the ENF by email (ENFPrograms@elks.org) or by calling (773) 755-4732.