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Celebrating
Congratulations to our
Elk of the Month
for August 2017

Sam Velez

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Congratulations go to our 2016
Award Winners :

Elk of the Year
Stephanie Bongartz

Citizen of the Year
Laura Lumley

Officer of the Year
Mike Long


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Most Valuable Student Competition

Posted September 4, 2015

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2016 competition.

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

College students are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Male and female students compete separately.

The 2016 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2016 contest are available to download after September 1, 2015. The application must be submitted to the Elks Lodge nearest to the applicant's home by December 4, 2015. Click the button above to download the 2016 Most Valuable Student scholarship application.

Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address. Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. At each level of judging, the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office will send email notifications to applicants informing them if they advanced in the contest or not. The first round of email notifications will be sent in mid-January, after Lodge judging is completed. District judging will be completed in late January, and State judging will be completed in mid-February.

In late April, the 20 top finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Click hereto read all about the 2015 MVS Leadership Weekend held in Chicago.

Click here for a list of Most Valuable Student scholarship application frequently asked questions.

The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by late April 2016. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

The Elks National Foundation is proud to present its 2015 class of Most Valuable Student
Scholarship Recipients. Click here to see the full list of winners.

2016 Most Valuable Student Award Offers
500 Four-Year Awards for the
2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-2019, 2019-20 Academic Years

Four-Year Total Award

No. of Awards

Total

First Place

$50,000

2

$100,000

Second Place

$40,000

2

$80,000

Third Place

$30,000

2

$60,000

Fourth Place

$20,000

14

$280,000

Runners Up

$4,000

480

$1,920,000

Total:

$2,440,000

Past MVS Scholarship Winners

Looking for other Elks scholarship options? Learn about Legacy Awards andEmergency Educational Grants.

Questions? Email Scholarship@elks.org or call 773/755-4732.







 Commission takes Mission to Heart to Serve Veterans

By MARY MORGAN, Commission Director
Posted September 4, 2015

The Elks National Veterans Service Commission was established in 1946, in the aftermath of WWII, with the primary purpose of caring for veterans. Since that time, the Elks have taken that mission to heart, giving hundreds of thousands of hours to serve veterans each year.

Today, there are nearly 22 million veterans in the United States. Nearly 55 percent of those veterans are under the age of 65, and that percentage will increase as more veterans from recent conflicts return home. Nine percent of veterans are female, and that percentage will grow as more women are serving in the military each year. The VA system is evolving to fit the needs of today’s veterans with more locations, improved mental health services and updated programs. So must our programs.

As Elks, we pledge to never forget our nation’s veterans. The Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and promises service to our nation’s veterans, with a special focus on service to veterans and military members in need.

Through the Freedom Grants, support for veterans’ arts festivals and adaptive sports programs, and a new program to help end veteran homelessness, the Veterans Service Commission is expanding to serve the needs of all of today’s veterans.

Is your Lodge looking to turn the Elks’ passion for veterans into action? These guidelines offer a blueprint for how your Lodge can focus on areas of increased need for veterans, military members and their families:

  • Many veterans can struggle to find employment when they return home. Elks can help veterans adapt their military skills and find jobs in the local community.
  • Health, both physical and mental, is an area of great need. Elks can help by assisting at VA hospitals and transitional centers, enabling veterans to access care.
  • Homelessness and housing are increased areas of concern for many veterans. Elks can help by lending a hand at local Stand Downs, and by supporting local homeless shelters.
  • Military families have unique struggles related to employment, finances, the stresses of frequent moves and the stress of reintegration. Reach out to military families in your community.
  • Veterans are more likely to drop out of school than their non-veteran counterparts. Offer educational support to student veterans near your Lodge.

Finally, be a friend. Veterans are looking for social connections, and as service-minded individuals, can be a great resource to your Lodge and your community.

For more ideas, visit www.elks.org/programs/vets.cfm.