Welcome to the Elks Family

Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped students recognize their academic dreams. Each year, we award more than $3 million in college scholarships to at least 800 outstanding, service-minded high school seniors. Once you’re an Elks scholar, you’re family. Here you will find information and links to ENF and AEA for scholarship opportunities for Elks members and their families. Click the images to go to the ENF website for more information or to apply. 

Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:

The 2024 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at enf.elks.org/MVS. The application deadline is November 13, 2023. 


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 $7,500 per year. The national awards will announced in April 2024.  Chandler Elks Lodge #2429 hold their annual awards banquet in May.


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.
  • Male and female students compete separately. 

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose Chandler Elks Lodge #2429 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at enf.elks.org/MVS.


Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1, 2023.  Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 350 national awards. The application deadline is February 5, 2024.  Please visit enf.elks.org/Leg for more details and the application link.


For any questions, please contact Sandy Theobald, Scholarship Chairperson via stheob@kyrene.org