Who's Eligible: High school seniors heading to four-year institutions
Award Amount: Up to $15,000, renewable for 4 years
Due Date: Applications available September 1
You do not have to be a child or grandchild or an Elks member to win an Elks scholarship, but you do have to be academically sharp, have honed leadership skills, and carry financial need. Candidates should apply through their local Elks lodge (click here to find yours) and must be attending a four-year institution full time in the upcoming academic year. If you have any connections at the Elks lodge, that is a bonus. Special awards of up to $4,000—$1,000 each year for four years—are available for children and grandchildren of Elks members.