Most Valuable Student

Neighbors notes

November 07, 1991

Applications are now being accepted for scholarship awards in the Elks National Foundations 1992 Most Valuable Student contest.

The 1992 schedule of awards includes 500 scholarships awarded in nationwidecompetition, and 1,585 scholarships each for $800 allocated on state-quota basis. Five hundred four-year scholarships are to be awarded to the highest rated boys and girls in the 1992 competition.

Applications may be made only by students in the graduating classof a high school, or its equivalent, who are citizens of the United States and residents within the jurisdiction of the BPOE Elks.

Financial need, leadership and scholarship are the criteria by which applicants are judged. Experience shows that students who qualify for final consideration usually have a scholarship rating of 90 percent or better and stand in the upper 5 percent of their classes.

All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award condition upon uponthe enrollment of the winners in an undergraduate course in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Application must be made on an official form furnished by the Elks National Foundation, which is available at local Elks lodges. Applications, properly executed must be filed no later than Jan. 16 with the Scholarship Chairman or Exalted Ruler or Secretary of the Elks Lodge in whose jurisdiction the applicant resides.

Applications will be reviewed by lodge and district scholarship committees and then judged by the Scholarship Committee of the State Elks Association.

Names of winners will be announced about May 1.

Requests for additional information should be addressed to the scholarship chairman of the local lodge.

Information: Severna Park Elks at 647-2482 or Broadneck Elks at 757-2243.

VOCATIONAL GRANTS

Students planning to pursue a vocational technical in a school or college leading to a associate's degree, certificate or diploma,but less than a bachelor's degree, are eligible to compete for $2,000 in grants offered by the Elks National Foundation.

The Elks willaward 341 grants with at least one per state.

Although graduatingseniors are eligible, older students who desire training or re-training are encouraged to apply. A high school or GED diploma is not required.

Applications are available from financial aid officers at community and technical colleges and at local Elks lodges.

Application deadline is Nov. 22. Each state's applications will be judged by apanel of judges elected by the Association of Community College Trustees.

Information: Severna Park Elks at 647-2482, or the BroadneckElks at 757-2243.

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