San Rafael Elks Lodge #1108

The San Rafael Elks Lodge provides between 8 and 15 Lodge-level scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Marin County each year. Each of our Lodge-level scholarship awards is between $500 and $4,000. 

The three top-scoring girls and three top-scoring boys at the Lodge level will advance to the District Level of the competition. The three top-scoring girls and three top-scoring boys at the District level will then advance further to the State Level. 

A select number of State-level winners will advance to the National competition. 500 four-year scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 per academic year for four years are awarded at the National level. 

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Valuable Student Scholarship ~ $2.44 million

500 four-year Scholarships, ranging from $4,000 to $50,000, awarded to the highest-rated applicants in the competition.

Some of the Criteria:

  • 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; permanent legal resident status does not qualify
  • Male and female students compete separately

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable
Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a
full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or

More details about the National competition and applications for the MVS Scholarship can be found on the Elks National Foundation website

Helpful Tip:  The most common reasons students are disqualified from the competition are incomplete applications or documentation, missing test scores or transcripts, or assembling the submission folder in the incorrect order.  Please follow the directions carefully to avoid these mistakes!

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