Each year the New Jersey State Elks Special Children’s Committee awards two $10,000 scholarships to graduating seniors (one female, one male)  for the purpose of assisting students with disabilities in obtaining a college education. This year we are pleased to announce an additional two $4000 runner-up scholarships. Scholarship aid in the form of payment of tuition in an amount not to exceed $2,500 annually for the winner  ($1000 annually for the runner-up) for up to four years is offered each year upon verification that said student has an excellent scholastic standing, general worthiness, financial need, and a physical and/or developmental disability including learning disabilities.

Scholarship award applications are sent to High School Guidance Counselors throughout the State of New Jersey. If you are interested or know of a senior with disabilities who may be interested, please contact State head-quarters @ 732-326-1300 for an application. Please note that Applications from the jurisdictional territory of a Lodge are considered to be sponsored by that Lodge.

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The applications should be returned to our State Office, 


NJ State Elks S.C.C.
665 Rahway Ave
PO Box 1596
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

 


 

NEW JERSEY STATE ELKS
SPECIAL CHILDREN'S COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP RULES AND REGULATIONS

Scholarship aid in the form of payment of tuition in an amount not to exceed $2,500 annually for the winner  ($1000 annually for the runner-up) for up to four years is offered each year upon verification that said student has an excellent scholastic standing, general worthiness, financial need, and a physical and/or developmental disability including learning disabilities.

Upon a student being notified of his or her selection as a recipient of a Scholarship Award, the student shall immediately notify this committee by letter of his or her acceptance of the Award and the name and address of the college which the student will be entering.  Payment of an annual tuition fee or the sum not to exceed $2,500 ($1000 for the runner-up), toward the annual tuition shall be made by the committee to the college in such installments as provided by the Rules and Regulation of the particular college concerned.  It will be required that the college keeps this committee informed of the progress and scholastic standing of the student.


The New Jersey State Elks Special Children’s Scholarship Committee will not pay tuition fees for more than four (4) years of college without special consent and agreement.  This agreement and consent may be given in special circumstances at the discretion of the committee. 

Applicants MUST be a bona fide resident of the state of New Jersey and must be a senior attending a New Jersey High School at the time of submitting this application.  The New Jersey State Elks Scholarship Committee may discontinue scholarship aid under this program at any time.  Permission must be given to take and use any picture(s) of the applicant for any purpose that the said Committee may deem advisable and likewise make use of any pertinent information concerning the application. 

Applications must be completed in its entirety.  The check list on the last page must be adhered to and all applications must be signed by the student applying and his or her parents or guardians.