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Elks scholarship is available

The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the start of the 2023 Elks Most Valuable Student (MVS) scholarship contest. The MVS Scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens.
Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks, according to Lee Martin of the Lindsay Elks Lodge. The judging criteria is based on acedemics, leadership, service, and financial need.
The application is completed online and must be submitted by the November 12, 2022 deadline. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2023. The top 20 national finalists participate in the Leadership Weekend in interview for the top awards, rangin from $20,000 to $50,000. The remaining 480 runners-up receive $4,000 scholarships.
This year, the Elks National Foundation is investing $4 million in college scholarships. MVS scholars – all of who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and a commitment to service – are graduating from college at a rate of 90 percent, 30 percent higher than the national average.
Applications for the 2023 conest are available on the Elks National Foundation’s website. Complete contest details, including the application, are available at

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