August, the end of summer and the beginning of the Scholarship season for the Elks. In school classes will resume for many schools this year and students will be able to enjoy in person learning. They are also planning their college path and looking for scholarships and awards to help them financially.

The season for Most Valuable Student Contest applications begins on August 1, 2022 with the deadline for applying on November 14, 2022. To learn more about the Most Valuable Student Award please go to: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm.

Also available for those who are not attending a four-year college or university, the Oregon State Elks Association offers a Vocational Grant scholarship for those attending a program specific to a trade or profession (nursing, mechanics, hair/nails, construction, plumbing, welding, fire fighter, EMT, etc) or community college (not pre-BA) program. This is not limited to high school students and adult learners are welcome to apply. These $2000 awards can be applied for a second year if needed. Applications for the Vocational Grant are also available online. See the link below. Applications open August 1 and must be received by the Oregon State Elks office by midnight March 1, 2023.

The Most Valuable Student Contest is open to any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States. Scholarships can be given at the lodge, district, state and national levels. The online application will be available on August 1, 2022.

The 23-24 OSEA VOCATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM is open to any age person wanting to go to school for a vocational or technical career. It may not be used as a stepping stone to a 4-year program. The application is writable once you download and save it. The application opens August 1, 2022 with a deadline of March 1, 2023.

The Legacy Award is available to children or grandchildren of living Elk members in good standing. This $4,000 award, given over a 4-year period, is for high school seniors. The deadline to apply is February 6, 2023.