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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...
The Elks National Foundation (ENF) has recently announced the State Winners for the Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program. Below are the winners for Maine in 2023. Each of these recipients will receive a four-year $1,000 scholarship for a total of $4,000 dollars to help pay for their college education. See the list of winners here.
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,...
The Maine Elks Association Scholarship Committee announces that the following scholarship applications are now available from the Elks National Foundation.
The Elks National Foundation recently announced its Legacy Scholarship Winners for the State of Maine. They are as follows:The Legacy Scholarships offered by the Elks National Foundation provide High School Seniors who are a child or grandchild of a...
MEA State Scholarship Director Lina Michaud has announced the winners of the Elks National Foundation's scholarships for the State of Maine. The State received a total of 99 applications from students throughout the state, representing 18 of the 20 Elk Lodges. Leading...
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.
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
|Marcello J Santomenna*||Maine School of Science & Mathematics||Portland #188|
|Ashley D. Bussell*||Greenville Consolidated School||Millinocket #1521|
|Max S. Provencher||Searsport District High School||Bangor #244|
|Ryan J. Lynch||Oceanside High School||Rockland Lodge #1008|
|Breanne L. Barton||Houlton High School||Houlton #835|
|Abigail B. Linkletter||Madison Area Memorial High School||Skowhegan-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.
|Samantha Johnson||Houlton Lodge #835|
|Delaney McDonough||Portland Lodge #188|
|Benjamin Morgan||Skowhegan-Madison Lodge #2531|
|Emma Smith||Skowhegan-Madison Lodge #2531|
|Faith Sjoberg||Presque 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.
|Northern||Clark C. Condon||Presque Isle #1954|
|Northern||Eva M. Callioras||Presque Isle Lodge #1954|
|Central||Alexander M. Trafton||Augusta #964|
|Central||Julia Riley||Augusta #964|
|Coastal||Jacob E. Carroll||Rockland #1008|
|Coastal||Morgan R. Flanders||Rockland #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.
|Katherine P. Dupuis||Portland Lodge #188|
|Isaac D. Ensel||Bath Lodge #934|
|Andrew V. Peaco||Rockland Lodge #1008|
|Julia R. Cochran||Wells Lodge #2738|
|Mary E. Hauser||Biddeford-Saco Lodge #1597|
|Emma Tweed||Brunswick Lodge #2043|
|Logan Gardner||Old Town Lodge #1287|
|Kimberly Ann Spears||Waterville Lodge #905|
|Devon S. Polley||Augusta Lodge #964|
|Bradan Craig||Gardiner Lodge #1293|
|Emily S. Holmes||Farmington Lodge #2430|
|Brooke D. McKenney||Skowhegan-Madison Lodge #2531|
|Taylor R. Gardner||Bangor Lodge #244|
|Hunter P. Burpee||Houlton Lodge #835|
|Dylan Michael evans||Millinocket Lodge #1521|
|Faith Sjoberg||Presque Isle Lodge #1954|
|Daniel Dow||Sebasticook Valley Lodge #2713|
|Genevieve Thimlar||Ellsworth 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.