Springfield Elks announce scholarship opportunity for high school seniors

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Attention graduating seniors of Springfield, Green Mountain, Black River High Schools, and home-schooling networks within the surrounding towns. Elks invest in our nation’s future by helping deserving students attend the colleges of their dreams. This year, the Elks National Foundation will fund nearly $3.74 million in college scholarships through its scholarship programs.

The Elks National Foundation’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest launched on Sept. 1 and will lessen the cost of college tuition for 500 deserving students. The foundation awards 20 top winners scholarship ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. The remaining 480 runners-up receive $4,000 scholarships.

The scholarship is available to all high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Males and females compete separately and are judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Completed applications must be turned in to the applicant’s nearest Elks Lodge, no later than Nov. 27, 2017. The 500 national winners will be announced in late April. Applications for the 2017-2018 contests are to be submitted online at www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

For more information about the Most Valuable Student scholarship and many other scholarships available to graduating seniors through ENF, visit www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/ or for information about local scholarship opportunities from the Springfield Elks Lodge or VT State Elks Association, please email Jacqueline Driscoll-Page at jedriscoll@hotmail.com.

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