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Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarhip 2010 Applications Available

Written By: Rosemarie Shea, Leechburg Elks Lodge Secretary
Story Date: July 28, 2009

The Elks National Foundation 2010 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest, open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen, will kick off September 1, 2009. Applications are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Applications will be available, after September 1, online at, at local Elks Lodges, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Elks NationalFoundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614. 2010 Most
Valuable Student Scholarship applications must be submitted to the Lodge nearest the applicant’s permanent address by November 2, 2009.Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. College students are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; resident alien status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. Applications must advance through local, district and state competition to reach the
national competition. National finalists will be notified by email on February 1, 2010. To be eligible for an award, national finalists will be required to submit a secondary application online, which will include an essay, counselor letter of recommendation, aid received to date, college plans and a parental financial statement. The national
finalists will be required to mail their official transcript, standardized test scores and Student Aid Report to the ENF. These applications are due March 1, 2010.The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, on April 1, 2010.

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