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Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

Scholarship Deadline: November 30, 2016
Scholarship Value: $50,000
Number of Scholarships - 500


The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

1) Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

2) Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

3) College students are not eligible to apply.

4) Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

5) Male and female students compete separately.

The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2016. The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.

From April 6-9, 2017 the 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they'll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Click here to read all about the 2016 MVS Leadership Weekend held in Chicago.