Scholarship Committee

From the Scholarship Committee

New Jersey Elks Family Scholarship

The New Jersey Elks Family Scholarship is now $900.  These scholarships are available to children, grand-children and great-grandchildren (stepchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grand-children) of New Jersey Elks. High school seniors as well as college freshman, sophomores, and juniors can apply. A student should apply each year of eligibility. It runs from April 15th to June 30th each year. Applications for the 2021 contest will be available online on April 15, 2021 and must be submitted by June 30, 2021.

New Jersey Elks Vocational Scholarship

The winners of the New Jersey Elks Vocational Scholarship Competition will each receive a onetime $1000.00 award. There will be two (one male –one female) $1000.00 Vocational Scholarships awarded in each of the twelve Elks’ Districts in New Jersey for a total of $24,000.00 in Scholarship Awards.  It is for students who have completed their secondary education requirements and plan to attend or are attending a post-secondary school to pursue a certificate or credential in a vocational or technical program. Post-secondary schools include vocational or technical schools. Students attending a two year community college are also eligible as long as they are pursuing a certificate or credential. Students planning to earn an Associate’s or a Bachelor’s Degree are not eligible for this scholarship program.  This scholarship is available to graduating high school students or within four years of earning a high school diploma or a GED. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of New Jersey on the date that the application is submitted.        Applications are available on the NJ Elks website.

Applications must be submitted to the student’s local Elks Lodge by May 15, 2021.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The 2022 application dates will be announced in the summer.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Any questions about these or any Elks Scholarship please contact me at jdesocio1432@comcast.net.     John DeSocio, Chairman