New Jersey Elks Scholarship Opportunities


New Jersey Elks Vocational Scholarship - The winners of the New Jersey Elks Vocational Scholarship Competition will each receive a one-time $1000.00 award. There will be two (one male – one female) $1000.00 Vocational Scholarships awarded in each of the twelve Elks’ Districts in New Jersey for a total of $24,000.00 in Scholarship Awards.

It is for students who have completed their secondary education requirements and plan to attend or are attending a post-secondary school to pursue a certificate or credential in a vocational or technical program. Post-secondary schools include vocational or technical schools. Students attending a two year community college are also eligible as long as they are pursuing a certificate or credential. Students planning to earn an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree are not eligible for this scholarship program.

This scholarship is available to graduating high school students or within one year of earning a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of New Jersey on the date that the application is submitted. Applications may be submitted from March 1st to June 15th this year. Applications should be sent to your local Elks Lodge where you reside for submission. Applications will be available here on March 1, 2020.For the application click here

 New Jersey Elks Family Scholarship - These $750.00 scholarships are available to children, grand-children and great-grandchildren (step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grand-children) of New Jersey Elks. High school seniors as well as college freshman, sophomores, and juniors can apply. A student should apply each year of eligibility. It runs from April 15th to June 30th each year.  Applications will be available here on April 15, 2020.  For application Click Here

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Contest - The 2019 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. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. Applications for the 2020 contest will be available online starting August 5, 2019. The 2020 MVS application deadline is November 5, 2019. For more information click here

New Jersey Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships -
These are awarded to the runner-ups in the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Contest.

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - Legacy Awards are $4000. Scholarships for the children and grandchildren (step child or step grandchild) of Elks members. Applications are available ONLINE ONLY. The 2020 contest will open on September 1, 2019. The deadline for applications for the 2020 contest will be January 31, 2020 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time. New Jersey families will be eligible for at least 10 awards.
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Elks National Foundation Emergency Education Grants - These grants provide financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education. For more information click here

New Jersey Elks Special Children Committee Scholarship - The Special Children’s Committee awards two scholarships of up to $2,500 per year for four years. They are awarded to a graduating male high school senior and a graduating female high school senior from the State of New Jersey. Applications are sent to schools throughout New Jersey in early November and due back by mid-April.  For more information
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Local Lodge Scholarships Many of our local lodges award scholarships. These applications may be available at your local high school.   For assistance in locating your local lodge click here

If you have any questions about these or any of our other scholarship programs, please contact our State Chairperson Dan Pencak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







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