Elks Scholarships Now Available On-line

Staff Report

The Milford Elks are announcing a new on-line application process for the Most Valuable Student (MVS) awards. The MVS applications are now available at and have an early deadline: November 30, 2016. All high school seniors at Milford, Lake Forest, the vocational tech schools, private schools and homeschools may apply. Students do not need to be related to Elk members in order to be eligible for scholarship money.

The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million annually. In 2017 the Foundation is offering four year MVS national scholarships as follows:
Two $50,000 scholarships ($12,500 per year)
Two $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per year)
Two $30,000 scholarships ($7,500 per year)
14 – $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year)
480 – $ 4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year)

In addition to these scholarships, the Milford Lodge of the Elks is offering three $1,000 scholarships. These locally awarded scholarships will use the same application form as the National MVS awards, again located at the following website

MVS scholarships are judged on Academic Scholarship, Community Service and Financial Need. James O’Neill, Elks Scholarship Committee Chair said: “In today’s times, most students have a financial need. So I encourage all students to apply.”

If anyone experiences difficulties with the new application process, they are encouraged to call James O’Neill at 422-3207.

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