The Elks National Foundation announced the start of the 2023 Elks Most Valuable Student 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. The judging criteria are based on academics, leadership, service and financial need. The application is completed online and must be submitted by the Nov. 14 deadline. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2023. The top 20 national finalists participate in the Leadership Weekend and interview for the top awards, ranging 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 whom demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and a commitment to service – are graduating from college at a rate of 90%, 30% higher than the national average. Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has awarded life-changing scholarships to thousands of students.
Applications for the 2023 contest are available on the Elks National Foundation’s website. For complete Most Valuable Student scholarship contest details including the application, visit enf.elks.org/MVS.