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YOUTH ACTIVITIES & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
Academic Year 2022-2023

Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any Texas high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.% Applicants compete for scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $50,000. Applications must be completed by November 14, 2022. To learn more about the MVS Scholarship and to begin your on-line application, click here.

TESA Four-Year Scholarship

The TESA Four-Year Scholarship Program awards scholarships to three male and three female students from the 2023 graduating classes of Texas high schools. Applicants must be United States citizens and residents of Texas. Each award will be in the amount of $1,250.00 per year for the 2023-2027 academic years, for a total of $5,000.00 per award. Applicants will be judged on financial need, scholarship, leadership and extra-curricular activities, and strength of character, and must be seeking a four-year Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college/university in the United States. Deadline for submission is February 25, 2022. This application may be obtained by clicking here.

TESA Teenager of the Year Scholarship

The Teenager of the Year Scholarship Contest is open to 2023 graduating High School Seniors who are citizens of the United States and residents of Texas. Applicants will compete for one-year scholarships based on scholastic achievement, leadership and extra-curricular activities, and character. Recipients must be seeking a 4-year degree at an accredited college/university in the United States. Male and female applicants will compete separately for three scholarships ranging from $1000.00 to $2500.00 each. Applications may be obtained by clicking here and must be submitted to a Texas Elks Lodge by March 10, 2023.

TESA Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship

The Texas Elks State Association will award a one-year $2,500 scholarship to one 2023 Texas graduating senior who is a US citizen, a resident of Texas, and has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. The application must be received by a Texas Elks Lodge by March 10, 2023. To be eligible, the applicant must be a 2023 graduating senior Girl Scout who needs financial assistance for post-secondary education expenses, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award and provide proof of final approval of project by May 1, 2022, and plan to seek a four-year Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college/university in the United States. Access the application here.

TESA Eagle Scout Scholarship

Eagle Scouts who are 2023 graduating seniors, citizens of the United States, residents of Texas, and currently enrolled in an accredited Texas high school may apply for the one-year Eagle Scout Scholarship worth $2500.00. Applicants must include a copy of their Eagle Scout Certificate and a description of their project along with personal recommendations. The recipient must plan to seek a four-year Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college/university in the United States. The application may be secured by clicking here, and must be submitted to a Texas Elks Lodge by March 10, 2023.

TESA Essay Contest

The TESA Essay contest is open to any Texas high school student who is a citizen of the United States and a resident of Texas. Access the application and essay topic here, and then submit your application and completedessay to a Texas Elks Lodge by March 10, 2023.. One-year scholarships of $1000.00, $800.00, and $500.00 will be awarded for the top three essays, and recipients must plan to seek a four-year Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.

TESA Vocational Grant

The TESA Vocational Grant Program is open to any prospective student, 18 years of age or older, planning to pursue a vocational/technical (VOC/TECH) course within the State of Texas. Each applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America and a resident of Texas on the date the application is submitted. While graduating high school seniors may apply, the program is not limited to high school students. A high school diploma or equivalent GED is not required. Applications must be submitted to a Texas Elks Lodge by March 10, 2023, and may be downloaded here.

ENF Legacy Awards

The Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards are four-year scholarships worth $4,000 for Texas high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of Elks members. For complete eligibility requirements or to complete the online application, click here. Application deadline is February 6, 2023.

ENF Emergency Education Grants

Emergency Education Grants are awarded by the Elks National Foundation for financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education. For complete eligibility requirements and application instructions, click here. Applications must be filed no later thanNovember 1, 2022.

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND DEADLINES

500 FOUR-YEAR AWARDS*
Two $50,000 Scholarships
Two $40,000 Scholarships
Two $30,000 Scholarships
14 $20,000 Scholarships
480 $4,000 Scholarships

The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide
through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest.