The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the start of the 2020 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. The Most Valuable Student scholarship is available to 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 application is completed online and must be submitted by the Nov. 5 deadline.
The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2020, after the top 20 finalists participate in the Leadership Weekend in Chicago, April 23-26.
No dream is too big for the Elks National Foundation. This year, the ENF is investing $4.1 million in college scholarships for our nation’s future lawyers, doctors, engineers, innovators, and more. We’ve invested wisely. MVS scholars—all of whom demonstrate scholarship, leadership and financial need—are graduating from college at a rate of 90 percent, nearly 40 percent higher than the national average.
Through the contest, the ENF will award 20 top scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $50,000.
The remaining 480 runners-up will receive $4,000 scholarships. Since the ENF began awarding scholarships in 1931, it has changed the lives of tens of thousands of students, like 2019 MVS top winner Tabitha Escalante. Tabitha will attend Harvard University to major in government in the fall.
Applications for the 2020 contest are available on the Elks National Foundation’s website and with scholarship counselors at White Pine, Lincoln and Eureka County high schools.