Deadline nears for Elk scholarship applications

ESCANABA – Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 Scholarship Chairman John Pickard reminds area high school seniors that the deadline to turn in their Elks Scholarship Applications is fast approaching.

Again this year, the Elks National Foundation is investing in our nation’s future by awarding $3.74 million in college scholarships.

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 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 to the Elks Lodge after 4 p.m. at 510 Ludington Street no later than Friday, Dec. 6.

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 Lodge Chairman John Pickard at 428-1920 or visit the Elks website at

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 September 1, 2013, awards 400 $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 Noon on Jan. 31, 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