Students: Check out Elks scholarships

Keizer Elks Lodge #2472 recently announced that the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Contest is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants are judged on academics, leadership, service and financial need.

The application is completed online and must be submitted by the Nov. 15 deadline. The 500 national winners will be announced in April, after the top 20 finalists participate in the leadership weekend and interview for the top awards.  

The Elks National Foundation will award 20 top scholarships from $20,000 to $50,000. The remaining 480 runners-up will receive $4,000 scholarships.

Keizer Lodge #2472 will judge locally and the top applicants will be submitted to the district contest. The top applicants from the district contest will be submitted to the state contest and the top applicants from there will be submitted to the national contest.

Applications for the 2021 contest are available on the Elks National Foundation website. For complete Most Valuable Student scholarship contest details including the application, visit