Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program

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Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program

Elks National Foundation is assisting students with Emergency Educational Scholarship Program to help them achieve more success. The grants are available to children of deceased or disabled and applicants attending an accredited U.S. university or college as a full-time undergraduate student.

The purpose of rewarding the enormous awards is to support scholars or their parents in their hard times. The granted funds will be great enough to pay for any of the educational expenses such as tuition, fees, travel, and books.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is also often known as the Elks Lodge or simply The Elks. It is an American fraternal order founded in 1868 originally as a social club in New York City. It was started as a private club to elude New York City laws governing the opening hours of public taverns.

Who May Be Eligible?

Interested candidates must go through the eligibility requirements before applying:

The Elk parent or stepparent:

  • Must have been members in good standing for at least a year at the time of his or her death or
  • Must have been members in good standing for at least one year before he or she became disabled and must continue to be an Elk in good standing when the application for assistance is made.
  • All circumstances surrounding the death or disability of the Elk parent or stepparent are subject to the review of the Elks National Foundation. The outcome of the review may effect grant approval.

The applicant must:

  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must attend an accredited U.S. college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours) undergraduate student.
  • Must be unmarried, and be under the age of 24 during the academic year in which they are applying.

How to Apply

Applicants who are eligible for the program are asked to request an EEG application for themselves or someone they know electronically through email to scholarship@elks.org or a call at 773/755-4732 to get considered for the award amount.


  • Available upon request between May 1 and October 31 of the academic year for which assistance will be desired.


The Elks National Foundation is granting renewable, one-year grants of up to $5,000 to the most talented scholars. As long as a recipient meets all eligibility requirements listed below, they can apply for up to four Emergency Educational Grants in total during their undergraduate education.

Application Deadline

The committee must receive the complete applications until November 2, 2020.

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