The Elks National Foundation "Most-Valuable Student -- Finalist" scholarship/leadership Award, open to all New York state high school seniors, will offer 25 scholarships ranging in amount from $1,000 to $15,000 each per year for four years.
These awards to New York students will be part of the Elks program providing over $3,500 scholarships aggregating about $3,000.
The New York State Elks Association will also offer approximately 60 New York State "allocated" $1,000 one-year non-renewable awards.
Any eligible student may apply; the student need not be a child of a member of the Elks.
In addition, the New York State Elks Association will grant approximately 35 new $1,000 one-year scholarship awards in a statewide competition, plus approximately 28 one-year $1,000 grants to present scholarship winners who are applying for additional financial aid.
In addition, 17 "special-merit" one-year $1,000 awards will be given to New York State Elks Association applicants showing a need for financial assistance to continue with their education.
These awards are given out to high school seniors or college students through their junior year, whose parent is, or was at the time of their death a member in good standing of the Order of the Elks.
Applications for both awards will be available at high schools or at the local Elks Lodge.
For more information, contact Steve Poli of Camillus Elks Lodge #2367 at 487-0600.