CULLMAN – Applications are available now online for Elks Club scholarships. To access them, visit www.elks.org/scholars.
There are two different applications:
2018 Most Valuable Student Contest
Three different $1,000 scholarships will be awarded by the Cullman Elks Lodge. In addition to these, the top six applications are sent to the Alabama Elks competition for a chance to win one of 12 additional $2,000 scholarships. The top Alabama scholarship winner will be entered into the National Scholarship Competition and will receive one of these 500 Awards:
- First Place – Two $50,000 scholarships ($12,500 per year)
- Second Place – Two $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per year)
- Third Place – Two $30,000 scholarships ($7,500 per year)
- Runners Up – 14 $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year)
- Semifinalists – 480 $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year)
Applications are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 27, 2017. All high school seniors who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
2018 Legacy Awards Contest
Legacy Scholarships are available to children or grandchildren of Elks Lodge members. These scholarships are for $4,000 each ($1,000 per year). Six are awarded annually. The application deadline for Legacy scholarships is Feb. 2, 2018.