Scholarship Director
Lina Michaud
Augusta Elks Lodge #964

This year’s scholarship contest was once again a great success. I was truly honored to serve as the Maine Elks Association Scholarship Chairwoman this past year. Thank you to District Chairs, Bill Bachofner, PER, John Turner, and Jo Spielvogel for their commitment and dedication to our youth. This year we received a total of 109 applications from students throughout our state: representing 18 of our 20 Lodges. The ENF Program Manager was readily available to help in resolving any issues. The 2020 MVS Scholarship scoring system and judge dashboard will be administered thorough elks. Org and managed by the ENF Scholarship office. ISTS will continue to host the online application process for students, however. ENF has requested our continued patience and support as these changes are administered.

I am pleased to announce the results of the Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest and the Maine Elks Association Scholarship winners. The results of this contest are the culmination of the hard work of many individuals, including students, parents, guidance counselors, Lodge, District, and State scholarship chairs and committee members.

The following six students will be awarded $1,000 per year for four years for a total scholarship award of $4,000.

StudentSchoolSponsoring Lodge
Neilly Raymond *Bristol Award Winner*Hermon HSBangor Lodge #244
Cole Paulin *Bristol Award Winner*Thornton AcademyBiddeford-Saco Lodge #1597
Abigail McNallyStearns Jr-Sr HSMillinocket Lodge #1521
Anthony BensonCamden Regional Hills HSRockland Lodge #1008
Ethan VarneyMaine Central InstituteSebasticook Valley Lodge #2713
Emma DuffySkowhegan Area HSSkowhegan-Madison Lodge #2531

Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks in good standing. Maine has four winners this year.

Student                                                Sponsoring Lodge

  • Jillian Cote                      Biddeford – Saco Lodge No. 1597
  • Carson Murphy            Rockland – Lodge No. 1008              
  • Deyan Rich                      Ellsworth – Lodge No. 2743             
  • Brennan Thiboutot     Brunswick – Lodge No. 2043

2019-2020 Maine Elks Association Scholarships

The following students, as District Winners, will be awarded $2,000 each through the Maine Elks Association.  Each student has received official notification and the terms of payment.

District              Student                                                         Sponsoring Lodge

  • Northern        Ethan Curtis                        Sebasticook Valley #2713 
  • Northern       Victoria Leavitt                  Presque Isle #1954
  • Central            Jacob Patterson                 Waterville #905 
  • Central         Katie Doughty                     Waterville #905
  • Coastal            Jakob Saucier                      Biddeford-Saco #1597 
  • Coastal            Emily Boynton                    Rockland #1008

The following students, as Local Lodge Winners, will be awarded $1,000 each through the Maine Elks Association.  Lodges that are excluded did not have any applicants for the year.

Student                                                Sponsoring Lodge

  • Logan Harkins                                Portland #188
  • Madelyn Jones-Cressey            Bath #934
  • Olivia West                                       Rockland #1008
  • Alyssa Paquin                                 Sanford #1470 
  • Mia Taranko                                     Biddeford-Saco #1597 
  • Kenzie Langley                               Brunswick #2043   
  • Erik Diehl                                           York # 2788                 
  • Grace Smith                                     Waterville #905         
  • Julia White                                         Augusta #964               
  • Jaycie Stevens                                Gardiner #1293                   
  • Jackson Masterson                       Farmington #2430             
  • Annabelle Bourassa                     Skowhegan-Madison #2531
  • Alexis Morrarty                               Bangor #244   
  • Lauren McGillicuddy                    Houlton #835 
  • Ayanna York                                     Millinocket #1521 
  • Emilia Nicknair                                Presque Isle #1954   
  • Rachael Sickles                              Sebasticook Valley #2713 
  • Jordan Lobley                                   Ellsworth #2743

SUMMARY This totals $54,000 in scholarships awarded by the Maine Elks Association through the Elks National Foundation.  Additionally, local Lodge programs are expected to donate approximately another $100,000. I would like to thank each Scholarship Chairperson at the District and Lodge levels for their hard work in making this year’s program a great success.  To Tom Callahan, Past State President, Advisor and John Desjardins, State President, thank you both for believing in me and encouraging me to aspire to great things.  It has been a great honor to serve under your leadership. 

Link to MVS Info and Application  MVS Scholarship Program 

Access the Legacy Scholarship Application Online (Now Only Available Online)

Access the Emergency Educational Grants

For more information on the programs, contact your local Elks Lodge