Family of Elks - Many Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

As Elkdom approaches its 150th Anniversary, our Order of Elks family has hung a big WELCOME sign for a class of new scholars.  The following are Scholarships and Grants currently open or soon to open for application. Do you know someone who qualifies and might be interested? Please pass this information on to them. 

Questions? Email or call (773) 755-4732. 

ENF Legacy Awards – 300 up to $4,000 each

Open now through February 2, 2018: 

300 college scholarships of up to $4,000 each to a child, grandchild or ward of an Elks member is offered through the Elks National Foundation.

Do you know a high school senior who is the child or grandchild of a current Elk member? Please pass this information on to them.

ENF 2018 Most Valuable Student Scholarships ~ $2.44 million

Open now through November 27, 2017: 

500 four-year Scholarships, ranging from $4,000 to $50,000, awarded to the highest-rated applicants in the competition. This is offered through the Elks National Foundation (ENF)

  • Male and female students compete separately

More information: 

300 $4,000 Emergency Educational Grants for Children of Deceased or Totally Disabled Elks

New or renewal applications should be filed between May 1st and October 31st. 

300 grants up to $4,000 for each year, for up to four years, for children of deceased or totally disabled Elks who wish to obtain or further their college education. The grant is offered through the Elks National Foundation and it is for one year; however, the student may submit up to three annual renewal applications for a total of four years of assistance.

Follow this link for more information on the Emergency Educational Grants: or call (773) 755-4732.

$500 - $2,000 CHEA Vocational Grant Award

Apply 3 to 6 months prior to the commencement of course.

$500 to $2,000 Vocational Grant Award is for one academic year, with an option to renew for one additional academic year. This Grant is for a two-year or less vocational/technical program culminating in a terminal Associate degree, diploma or certificate, but less than a baccalaureate program (Bachelor’s degree).

Examples of courses are: 6 month Police Academy, 13 month Cosmetology, 3 month Electrical Lineman, 13 month Veterinary Technology, and 2 year Fire Science 

To apply:

20 – 30 $1,000 to $3,000 CHEA Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Applications available November 15th; open February 1st 2018

20-30 Undergraduate Scholarships of $1,000 to $3,000 each for Students with Disabilities offered through California-Hawaii Major Project, Inc.  Scholarship amount offered is normally $1,000 for community colleges or vocational grats and $3,000 for four-year colleges. 
 Scholarship recipients may reapply each year. If qualified, students can receive up to a total of four years of assistance.

More information is available at:

5 $20,000 The Gunther & Lee Weigle Medical School Scholarships:

Opens early 2018

Five (5) $20,000 Medical School Scholarships just for Elks Scholars pursuing a medical degree or Osteopathic Medicine Decree.

More information is available at: