Each year, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks offers up hundreds of scholarships through the Elks National Foundation. These largely fall into three categories:

  • Most Valuable Student Awards: The MVS program awards scholarships to high school seniors who are US citizens. These awards are open to all applicants,
    regardless of affiliation with the Elks.
  • Legacy Awards: Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members.
  • Emergency Educational Grants: The Emergency Educational Grant program provides financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education.

You can find more information on Grand Lodge scholarships, requirements, and how to apply, on the ENF Scholarships Page.

In addition to these awards from the Grand Lodge, many local lodges also offer scholarships to students in their communities. Contact your local lodge to see if they offer scholarships in your area.


2018 Most Valuable Student Awards

  • David Ma, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School – Sponsored by Frankfort Lodge #530
    National Second Place Award – $40,000 over four years
  • Jillian Fields, St. Henry District High School – Sponsored by Newport Lodge #273
    National Finalist Award – $20,000 over four years
  • Jade Nicely, St. Henry District High School – Sponsored by Florence Lodge #314
    National Semi-Finalist Award – $4,000 over four years

2018 Legacy Scholarship Awards
Each winner receives a $4,000 scholarship over four years

  • Donald Dotson, grandchild of Donald Giles, Frankfort Lodge #530
  • Chanyng Floyd, child of John Floyd, PER, Paducah Lodge $217
  • Allison Markus, grandchild of Terry Markus, Newport Lodge #273
  • Ellie Mitchell, child of Robert E. Mitchell, Henderson Lodge #206
  • Carson Roberts, grandchild of Judie Westmeier, Louisville Lodge #8

2018 KY Elks Association Scholarship Winners – Boys

  • Spencer Lett, Rose Hill Christian School – Sponsored by Ashland Lodge #350 – $2,000
  • Jackson Walker, Lyon County High School – Sponsored Princeton, KY #1115 – $1,000
  • Cole Privette, Henderson County High School – Sponsored by Henderson Lodge #206 – $1,000
  • Caleb Eslinger, South Laurel High School – Sponsored by Tri-County Lodge #2826 – $1,000
  • Carter Boyd, Trigg County high School – Sponsored by Hopkinsville Lodge #545 – $1,000
  • Benjamin Murrin, Newport Central Catholic High School – Sponsored by Newport Lodge #273 – $1,000
  • Robert McGinnis, Russell High School – Sponsored by Ashland Lodge #350 – $1,000
  • Grayson Stinger, Elizabethtown High School – Sponsored by Louisville Lodge #8 – $1,000

2018 KY Elks Association Scholarship Winners – Girls

  • Grace Von Lehman, St, Henry District High School – Sponsored by Florence Lodge #314 – $2,000
  • Caroline Orange, Western Hills High School – Sponsored by Frankfort Lodge #530 – $1,000
  • Chloe Porter, Russell High School – Sponsored by Ashland Lodge #350 – $1,000
  • Netra Rastogi, Dupont Manual High School – Sponsored by Louisville Lodge #8 – $1,000
  • Rachel Twehues, Newport Central Catholic High School – Sponsored by Newport Lodge #273 – $1,000
  • Grace Staples, Bourbon County High School – Sponsored by Winchester Lodge #2816 – $1,000
  • Taely Freeman, Caldwell County High School – Sponsored by Princeton Lodge #1115 – $1,000
  • Lindsey Winarski, Breckinridge County High School – Sponsored by Louisville Lodge #8 – $1,000