Lina Michaud

Scholarship Committee Director
Augusta #964

Scholarship Committee

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Scholarship Committee News

Scholarships Chair is Enjoying the Season!

Love this time of year when my world is surrounded by some pretty amazing Elk Scholars and Volunteers! Congratulations, to all, it’s an honor to serve the Maine Elks Association as Scholarship Coordinator. Congratulations, Michael Hannigan, Maine Elks Association...

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Elks Scholarship News

This year the Most Valuable Student Contest had 100% participation with all Lodges having at least 1 Scholarship application.  There was a total of 110 Applicants from Maine.  Bangor #244 led the way with 11 Applicants, followed by Ellsworth #2743 and Farmington...

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Elks National Foundation News & Announcements

The Elks National Foundation announced several items of interest for members and Lodges as part of their e-news feed. These include the announcement of their Annual Report for 2022-23, a New Gratitude Grant Bonus, and information on the ENF's Scholarship Programs. ENF...

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Scholarship Committee Year-end Wrap-up

Greetings, The MEA Scholarship Committee at 3 levels completed the following Activities & Tasks: 20 Lodge Scholarship Coordinators promoted the MVS Contest, Legacy Awards and Emergency Grants to their Lodge Membership and area High School Guidance Offices. Flyers,...

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Scholarship Committee

The Maine Elks Association Scholarship Committee is responsible for being the conduit for students applying for Elks National Foundation Scholarships in the State of Maine. Students submit their scholarship applications to the Local Elk Lodge, and the top three male and female applicants are advanced to the District Level, and the top applicants are then forwarded on to the State Level of competition. State Winners are advanced to the Elks National Foundation to potentially become a finalist in the Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program.

There are three forms of Scholarships available:

  •  Most Valuable Student Scholarship (MVS)
  • The Legacy Scholarship
  • Emergency Education Grants

Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.

  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

For more information on this Scholarship click the button for Most Valuable Student Scholarship on the left.

Legacy Scholarship

 The Legacy Scholarship is available for children and grandchildren of Elk members. These are $4,000 dollar scholarships, and the State of Maine can only receive five. For more information on the program, click on the Legacy Scholarship Program button on the left.

Emergency Education Grants

Emergency Educational Grants provide undergraduate college financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks in the form of renewable, one-year grants of up to $5,000. The grant is for educational assistance only and is not intended to cover the entire cost of a college education.

Grant amounts are based on the information submitted in the application and can range up to $5,000.

  • As long as a student meets all other eligibility requirements listed below, a student can apply for up to four Emergency Educational Grants in total during their undergraduate education.
  • The applicant cannot accept more than one ENF scholarship/grant in any one academic year.

Most Valuable Student Scholarship Winners 2021-2022

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

StudentSchoolSponsoring Lodge
Marcello J Santomenna*Maine School of Science & MathematicsPortland #188
Ashley D. Bussell*Greenville Consolidated SchoolMillinocket #1521
Max S. ProvencherSearsport District High SchoolBangor #244
Ryan J. LynchOceanside High SchoolRockland Lodge #1008
Breanne L. BartonHoulton High SchoolHoulton #835
Abigail B. LinkletterMadison Area Memorial High SchoolSkowhegan-Madison Lodge #2531

Legacy Scholarship Winners 2021-2022

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

StudentSponsoring Lodge
Samantha JohnsonHoulton Lodge #835
Delaney McDonoughPortland Lodge #188
Benjamin MorganSkowhegan-Madison Lodge #2531
Emma SmithSkowhegan-Madison Lodge #2531
Faith SjobergPresque Isle #1954

District MVS Scholarship Winners 2021-2022

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.

DistrictStudentSponsoring Lodge
NorthernClark C. CondonPresque Isle #1954
NorthernEva M. CalliorasPresque Isle Lodge #1954
CentralAlexander M. TraftonAugusta #964
CentralJulia RileyAugusta #964
CoastalJacob E. CarrollRockland #1008
CoastalMorgan R. FlandersRockland #1008

Lodge MVS Scholarship Winners 2021-2022

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.

StudentSponsoring Lodge
Katherine P. DupuisPortland Lodge #188
Isaac D. EnselBath Lodge #934
Andrew V. PeacoRockland Lodge #1008
Julia R. CochranWells Lodge #2738
Mary E. HauserBiddeford-Saco Lodge #1597
Emma TweedBrunswick Lodge #2043
Logan GardnerOld Town Lodge #1287
Kimberly Ann SpearsWaterville Lodge #905
Devon S. PolleyAugusta Lodge #964
Bradan CraigGardiner Lodge #1293
Emily S. HolmesFarmington Lodge #2430
Brooke D. McKenneySkowhegan-Madison Lodge #2531
Taylor R. GardnerBangor Lodge #244
Hunter P. BurpeeHoulton Lodge #835
Dylan Michael evansMillinocket Lodge #1521
Faith SjobergPresque Isle Lodge #1954
Daniel DowSebasticook Valley Lodge #2713
Genevieve ThimlarEllsworth Lodge #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.

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