Our annual “Oyster Roast and Membership Drive” will be Wednesday, November 6th. Come on out after work and bring a friend that you think may be interested in joining our organization. Show them around the facilities, tell them a bit about the Elks, enjoy some steamed oysters and jambalaya, then hand them a application to join the BPOE.
A special “Thank You” goes to George Perkins and Lee Littiken for making this event possible. George and Lee have sponsored this event for many years and have agreed to sponsor it again this year. I’m sure you’ll see them in the club room on November 6th. Be sure to shake their hand and tell them how much you appreciate what they do for our lodge.
The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office.
Most Valuable Student Scholarships
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2014 competition.
- Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
- Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
- Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The Most Valuable Student scholarship deadline is December 6, 2013. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student’s permanent U.S. address.
The Legacy Awards Scholarships
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years). The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards.
The application must be a high school senior and a child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2011, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2011, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2014. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time on the January 31, 2014, deadline. To start your online application go to: www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy/rules.cfm.
To learn more about the Elks scholarship programs, visit: