Youth Scholarships & Contests
Americanism Essay Contest
A program of the Elks’ Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee, this contest was created to promote patriotism among young people.
Deadline to submit: December 15, 2023.
Most Valuable Student
This scholarship is awarded by the Grand Lodge and funded by your donations to the Elks National Foundation! Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
Deadline: Closed on November 13, 2023.
Eligibility: Applicants must be current high school seniors (or the equivalent) and must be citizens of the United States. Students do NOT need to be related to a member of the Elks.
Elks Care, Elks Share Scholarship
Guy McGiboney Memorial Scholarship
Drug Awareness Contests
- Open to all 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students.
- Participants must write essay themselves, but may get help from teachers, parents, or friends in the form of ideas.
- Essays should be no longer than 250 words and should be typed, computer generated text, or handwritten on standard 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper.
- Open to all 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students.
- Posters should be submitted on 81/2 x 11-inch paper. However, posters submitted on paper up to 11×24 inches in size will be accepted.