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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Over 500 Scholarships Available for Existing High School Seniors


Elks "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship Program
Our local BPOE # 1516 wants the citizens of Jackson County to be aware of scholarship programs their organization is sponsoring. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated boys and girls in their 2009 competition. Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. College students are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; resident alien status does not qualify.
These four-year scholarships range from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year. "The Most Valuable Student" scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a US American college or university. Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants will be judged on financial need, leadership and scholarship. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the enrollment of the winner in an accredited US community college, college or university.
Applications must advance through local, district and state competition to reach the national competition. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, around May 15, 2009.
Applications for the Elks National Foundation’s 2008 Most Valuable Student contest are available online at or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 North Lakeview Ave. Chicago, IL 60614-1889. Applications for the 2008 contest have to be submitted to Marianna BPOE #1516. PO. Box 577, Marianna, FL 32447-0577 by January 9, 2009.

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