This past year $234,000 in scholarships were distributed to Ohio students.  Fifteen of the 17 Ohio MVS students advanced to the National MVS Awards and were each awarded $1000 scholarships per year for four years.  Tabitha Escalante was selected as the top National Girl winner receiving a $50,000 scholarship (total).  Matthew Humphreys placed in the top 20 nationally and received a $20,000 (total) scholarship).  Ohio had a total of 60 students who each received $ 1,000 State Scholarships through the State’s Most Valuable Student program and State Educational Fund Grant program.

The Elks National Foundation just recently awarded Legacy Scholarships of $1,000 per year for four years to 11 students in Ohio. They are:

  • James Blackshire – Dayton Lodge #58                       

  • Alexander Naton – Defiance Lodge #147

  • Jolie Bogart – Lakewood Lodge #1350                 

  • Abigail Rence - Lakewood Lodge #1350

  • Maislin Bogart – Lakewood Lodge #1350                  

  • Ethan Schmenk – Lima Lodge #54

  • Tori Evans – Washington Court House Lodge #129     

  • Brett Sims – Marysville Lodge #1130

  • Chloe Hangartner – Van Wert Lodge #1197                 

  • Caitlin Tudor – Kenton Lodge #157

  • Jonah Krueger – New Philadelphia Lodge #510

PLEASE WATCH FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION RELEASES
Please find below the 2019-2020 Elks Scholarship Information for the four types of scholarships available to High School Seniors and Graduates.

It is important that all lodges assign a Local Lodge Scholarship Chairperson in CLMS

MOST VALUABLE STUDENT
Open To High School Seniors (does not require any affiliation with the Elks)

Applications available - August 5, 2019
Application deadline - November 5, 2019
All applications to be submitted on line. 


EMERGENCY EDUCATIONAL GRANT
Open Only To Children Of Deceased Or Totally Disabled Elks Members

Applications available - May 1, 2019
Application deadline - October 31, 2019
Make request for an application by calling +1 (773) 755-4732 or by emailing request to scholarship@elks.org


LEGACY AWARD
Open To High School Seniors Whose Parents or Grandparents Are Elk Members

Applications available - September 1, 2019
Application deadline - February 1, 2020
All applications to be submitted online


State Scholarship Chairperson
Charles “Chuck” Flint