Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:

The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will be announced in April 2021.

MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include:

  • Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply
  • Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Students from Vancouver Public Schools should choose Vancouver Lodge #823 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at

Deadline:  November 15, 2020