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Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Offered by Elks National Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jul 31, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$4,000 - $30,000

Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

November 15, 2023

Scholarship Overview

Are you a U.S. citizen and high school senior (or the equivalent) planning on enrolling full-time in a postsecondary institution in the U.S.? If so, consider applying for the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards 500 (yes, 500!) four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants. The scholarships range from $1,000 per year to $7,500 per year – totaling between $4,000 and $30,000 in aid over the course of one’s undergraduate career. The scholarship is funded by Elks National Foundation, an organization dedicated to investing in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meeting the needs of today’s veterans, and improving their quality of life.

If you’re a U.S. citizen currently in your last year of high school with plans to attend a U.S. post-secondary institution full-time, we encourage you to apply for the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open students who meet the below eligibility requirements and are planning on enrolling full-time in a postsecondary institution in the U.S.

Grade Level

High School Senior


US Citizens

Minimum GPA


Other Category

Low Income

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.



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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Elks National Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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