CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Elks Lodge No. 540 announces the availability of scholarship programs funded by the Elks National Foundation. The Most Valuable Student Scholarship provides scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 per year for students pursuing a four year degree in a U S American college or university on a full time basis. Male and female students compete separately. The applications are due on Dec.1, 2010 at the Clearfield Elks Lodge and will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. They may be obtained from your high school counselor, at the Clearfield Elks Lodge or online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars. Nationally $2.3 million dollars will be allocated for 500 recipients this year. This scholarship is only available to high school seniors.
The Legacy Awards Scholarship will provide a $1000 scholarship annually for four years to 250 students nationally for the children or grandchildren of Elks that have been members in good standing for at least two years. The applicants will be judged on the core values of the ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION which are: Knowledge, Charity, Community, and Integrity without consideration of financial need .Legacy Award applications are available online only at www.elks.org/enf/scholars. The applicants must take their SAT or ACT by Dec.31, 2010 and applications must be submitted online by Feb.1, 2011.This scholarship is only available to high school seniors. Last year Rebekah Greenland and Meagan McDermott were local winners of the $4000 Legacy Award Scholarship.
Emergency Educational Grants are also available to provide financial assistance to children, from families where an Elk parent is deceased or totally disabled, who wish to obtain or further their college education. The applicant must be unmarried, under the age of 23, and attending an accredited U.S. college or university. Financial need must be demonstrated for this renewable one year grant which can total up to $4000.00 per year. These applications are due Dece. 31, 2010 and may be obtained from Duane Berry by calling 814-765-9804, Joe Waroquier at 814-765- 8706 or Dennis Webster at 814 – 765-1291.
Locally the Clearfield Elks will provide information for applying for their annual Nurses Scholarship Program early in 2011.