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.
|Neilly Raymond *Bristol Award Winner*||Hermon HS||Bangor Lodge #244|
|Cole Paulin *Bristol Award Winner*||Thornton Academy||Biddeford-Saco Lodge #1597|
|Abigail McNally||Stearns Jr-Sr HS||Millinocket Lodge #1521|
|Anthony Benson||Camden Regional Hills HS||Rockland Lodge #1008|
|Ethan Varney||Maine Central Institute||Sebasticook Valley Lodge #2713|
|Emma Duffy||Skowhegan Area HS||Skowhegan-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