WAKEFIELD – Applications for the Elks National Foundation “Most Valuable Student” Scholarship for 2018-2019 are now being accepted.

Through the Most Valuable Student Scholarship program, established in 1933, the Elks National Foundation has helped thousands of students who needed financial assistance to fulfill their dreams of attending college. MVS scholars are outstanding students who are at or near the top of their class, active in school and community activities and recognized as leaders by their peers. Students will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Scholarships are available to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen and will be attending a four year college. Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.

The Elks National Foundation awards over $2.44 million annually in MVS scholarships to 500 students nationwide. Male and female students compete separately for identical awards. There are two first place awards for $50,000 each ($12,500/year); two second place awards for $40,000 each; two third place awards for $30,000 each; fourteen fourth place awards for $20,000 each and 480 runner up awards for $4,000 each. The finalists will be notified in late April.

Applications are now available online only at enf.elks.org/mvs. All required documents must be submitted with the online application.

For further information contact your local Elks lodge or your school’s guidance department.

The deadline for submitting applications is November 15, 2018.

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