Bill Parsons, PER - Chairman
Phone: (916) 685-4850

Neil White, PER - Committee Member
Phone: (916) 422-4316


Scholarship applications are available online at and
.  Scholarship inquiries  can be made of the Lodge Exalted Ruler, Secretary, or Scholarship/ENF Chairpersons.

Visit to find an Elks lodge near where you live.

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply for an Elks National Foundation “Most Valuable Student” scholarship.   The Foundation will award 500 “Most Valuable Student” scholarships to the highest-rated boys and girls in the competition.  MVS scholarships range between $1,000 and $15,000 per academic year for 4 years.

Applications are available at on the internet after September 1 in the applicant's senior year of high school.

Applications must be filed at the local Elks Lodge on or before December 4, 2015. Elk Lodges near your residence can be found on the internet: . Judging at the Lodge level  will be completed by December 18, 2015. The North Central District will judge and deliver their winning brochures to CHEA by January 15, 2016.

Chea judging is scheduled for January 29, 2016 for the essays and full applications on January 30, 2016.

These schedules are intended to assure that winners will be announced well before students must commit to a university, allow Lodges to celebrate their winners during Youth Week in the first week of May, and to have scholarship award ceremonies.

Any prospective student, resident within the jurisdiction of the California-Hawaii Elks Association (CHEA), who plans to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course, above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school level, may file an application for a grant of up to $2,000 for one year of such schooling.  All applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed.

The Vocational Grant is for one year only, with an option to renew for one additional year.

Go to for dated applications available on the internet.  Applications must be filed with the Scholarship Chairman, Exalted Ruler or Secretary of the Elks Lodge having jurisdiction in the area of the student's legal residence.  Applications must be filed for review by the local Elks Lodge early enough for the Lodge to approve and get them to Fresno not more than 90 days after the student receives the application.

Students with disabilities wishing to further their education so as to become part of the mainstream working community may apply for California-Hawaii Elks Association Major Project, Inc. scholarships.  Scholarship awards are normally $1,000 per year for community colleges or vocational schools and $2,000 per year for four-year colleges or universities.  After initial award, reapplication for a maximum of 3 renewals is possible for a total of four years, or until undergraduate degree is achieved, whichever comes first.

This scholarship program is a financial needs based and academic use scholarship.  It is intended for undergraduate work at an accredited community college, four year college, university, or licensed vocational school. Applications and a brochure are now available on line at and must be submitted on line by February 1.

The Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards scholarship contest awards one-year scholarships up to $4,000 to college-bound high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of Elk members.  Legacy scholarships are renewable up to 3 times.  Qualifications include how well the student exhibits the core values of the Elks National Foundation:  Knowledge, Charity, Community, and Integrity.  Applications will be available on line at after September 1 and must be submitted on line by February 1.


The Elks National Foundation Emergency Educational Grant program provides financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks.  The grant is for obtaining or furthering  the child’s undergraduate college education.  The amount of the grant is based upon the information submitted in the application and can range up to $4,000.  The grant is for one year only; however, students may submit up to three annual renewal applications for succeeding years as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements.  New applications may be made between July 1 and December 31.  The renewal application cut-off date is October 31.  Applications are available at your nearest Lodge location or can be downloaded from the Elks page. Applications must be submitted to the local Elks Lodge for processing.

For additional information on Elks National Foundation  programs:

Email:;  Phone: 772/755-4732
  ENF Scholarship Department, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

 For additional information on California-Hawaii Elks Association programs:



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