Scholarship Director
John Desjardins
Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge #1597

The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.3 million in college scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors. Most of this is provided through the “Most Valuable Student,” Scholarship Program. These scholarships are open to any graduating high school senior.

Legacy Awards and Emergency Educational Fund Grants are also available, but only to children of Elk members. The application process and deadlines vary for each of the programs. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office.

Here in Maine, the Maine Elks Association can award up to 7 scholarship winners in the Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program. The 2015 Winners of this program:

Scholarship Winner Lodge Sponsor Annual Award Award Year
Payton Billingsley Rockland Elks #1008 $1000 2015
Ashley Hersey Presque Isle Elks #1954 $1000 2015
Noah Holmes Houlton Elks #835 $1000 2015
Maxwell Holtzman Rockland Elks #1008 $1000 2015
Megan Hooper Skowhegan-Madison #2531 $1000 2015
Joshua Maloney Biddeford-Saco #1597 $1000 2015
Tyler Moore Bangor Elks #244 $1000 2015

2015 Maine Elks Association Legacy Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winner Lodge Sponsor Annual Award Award Year
Megan Morin Millinocket Elks #1521 $4000 2015
Felicia Page Sanford Elks #1470 $4000 2015
Catherine Sener Bath Elks Lodge #934 $4000 2015
Kaitlyn Sutter Augusta Elks Lodge #964 $4000 2015

Through the Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program, Students compete nationally for the following awards:

Four-Year Total Award No. of Awards Total
First Place $50,000 2 $100,000
Second Place $40,000 2 $80,000
Third Place $30,000 2 $60,000
Fourth Place $20,000 14 $280,000
Runners Up $4,000 480 $1,920,000
Total $2,444,000

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