Elks scholarships make college possible for all Delta County high school seniors

ESCANABA – Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 Scholarship Chairman, John Pickard, along with Lodge Youth Chairman, Art Rodgers, met with all high school seniors in all the Delta County Schools this past month. They spoke with the students about Elks Scholarships, the most valuable student scholarship and Elks Family Legacy award that are available to them.

They also spoke about Drug awareness and Internet security on Facebook and MySpace.

This year, the Elks National Foundation is investing in the nation’s future by awarding $3.6 million in college scholarships.

The Elks National Foundation is pleased to announce its 2013 Legacy Awards scholarship contest for children and grandchildren of Elks. The program, which kicked off Sept. 1, 2012, 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. 1, 2014. 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.

The MVS 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 will help 500 deserving students attend college. The ENF will award 18 top scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $60,000. The remaining 482 runners-up will receive $4,000 scholarships. Completed applications must be turned in to the applicant’s nearest Elks Lodge no later than Dec. 7.

Each year, the Elks National Foundation and the Escanaba Elks Lodge provide millions of dollars in college scholarships to high school seniors like those in the community. To learn more about Elks National Foundation scholarship opportunities, contact Pickard at 428-1920 or visit the Elks website at www.elks.org/enf/scholars.