Faculty is simply beginning, however it’s already time for seniors to use for scholarships. The Elks Most Helpful Scholar (MVS) award has one of many earliest scholarship deadlines of any main scholarship. The applying is now open and is due November 5. It’s an on-line course of and is offered at enf.elks.org/mvs . All highschool seniors who’re U.S. residents could apply, together with these from Milford, Lake Forest, the vocational or technical faculties, constitution and personal faculties in addition to homeschools. College students don’t should be associated to Elk members in an effort to be eligible for scholarships.
The Elks Nationwide Basis awards $2.44 million yearly. In 2020 the Basis is providing 4 12 months MVS nationwide scholarships as follows:
Two $50,000 scholarships ($12,500 per 12 months)
Two $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per 12 months)
Two $30,000 scholarships ($7,500 per 12 months)
14 – $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per 12 months)
480 – $ four,000 scholarships ($1,000 per 12 months)
Along with these nationwide scholarships, candidates are additionally eligible for Elk state affiliation scholarships and the Milford lodge is providing 5 $1,000 scholarships for the awardee’s first 12 months of school. These state and regionally awarded scholarships will use the identical utility type because the Nationwide MVS awards, once more positioned on the following web site enf.elks.org/mvs.
Up to now two years, the Milford Elks lodge has sponsored three nationwide and two state affiliation winners in addition to the native lodge awardees. MVS scholarships are judged on tutorial scholarship, neighborhood service and monetary want. James O’Neill, Elks Scholarship Committee Chair acknowledged, “In at present’s occasions, most college students have a monetary want. So I encourage all college students to use.” If anybody experiences difficulties with the applying course of, they’re inspired to contact the scholarship committee chair James O’Neill at 422-3207.
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