KKKentucky  State Elks Association


Muriel Herndon ,Cheryl Blake and Sharon P’Pool from Hopkinsville Lodge 545 present 3rd graders at Millbrooke Elementary dictionaries for the upcoming year. Lodge 545 also presented dictionaries  to Indian Hills and Lacy elementary schools.



Frankfort Lodge #530 Secretary and ENF Chairman, Charlie Cunningham and E. R., Bill Moore, present the Elks National Foundation award, the “Bronze Circle of Giving Plaque” to Walter O. Rogers, Sr. for donations of over $5000.00.  Mr. Rogers, 94, has been an Elk for 50 years and has also served as State President in 1988-89.  Frankfort Lodge is very proud of this member for his outstanding service to his lodge.


This years Most Valuable Student Winners
of $50,000 scholarship

Eric Kim and Autumn Pack

Speeches coming soon.



The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2014 competition.
Who is eligible?
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 US on the date their applications are signed, permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Male and Female students compete separately.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional

upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S.

college of university.

The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by April 15, 2011. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 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 university.

Requests for additional information should be addressed to the scholarship chairman of the local Lodge or of the Elks association of the state in which the applicant is a resident.

The Legacy Awards
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for rour years). The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards.
2014 Legacy Award applications will be available ONLINE ONLY starting September 1, 2014. These applications are due February 1, 2015.

Who is Eligible?

Any Child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk

who joined the order on or before April 1, 2011 or a charter memeber of a Lodge
that was instituted on or after April 1,2011 is eligible to apply.  The Elk must be a

paid-up memeber through March 31, 2015.  Great-grandchildren are not eligible.

The applicant must be a high school senior.

The applicant must apply online only at www.elks.org/enf/scholars.

If the applicant's parent and grand parent are both Elk members, the applicant

must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.

Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only

one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the

scholarship with the greater value.

Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or

universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines

may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their

respective homes.)

Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Test by

December 31,2014.

Emergency Educational Grants
The Emergency Educational Grant program provides financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education.
Who is Eligible?

Grant amounts are based on the information submitted in the application and can range up to $4,000. The grant is for one year only; however, the student may submit up to three annual renewal applications for succeeding years as long as he or she meets all other eligibility requirements. The applicant cannot accept more than one ENF scholarship/grant in any one academic year.

New applications should be filed between July 1 and December 31. Renewal applications must be filed between July 1 and October 31. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. The grant is for educational assistance only and not intended to cover the entire cost of a college education. Assistance cannot be extended beyond four years.

Before applying, please be sure that the applicant meets the following eligibility guidelines.

  • The Elk parent or stepparent must have been a member in good standing for at least one year at the time of his or her death.


  • The Elk parent or stepparent must have been a member in good standing for at least one year before he or she became totally disabled and must continue to be an Elk in good standing when application for assistance is made.
  • All circumstances surrounding the death or disability of the Elk parent or stepparent are subject to the review of the Elks National Foundation. The outcome of the review may effect grant approval.
  • The applicant must demonstrate financial need to qualify for a grant under this program.
  • The applicant must be unmarried, under the age of 23 as of Dec. 31 in the year of application, and attending an accredited, degree-granting U.S. college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours) undergraduate student.

All applications -- new and renewal -- must be submitted to, and processed by, the Lodge where the Elk parent or stepparent is or was a member. Be sure to use the checklist on the application to ensure that all necessary paperwork has been included.

The Lodge must investigate the application, and submit a letter of endorsement with the application. After the vote of the Lodge, the Lodge Secretary must complete the portion of the application as noted. These steps must be followed on all new AND renewal applications.

As soon as possible after the student has turned the application in to the Lodge, the Scholarship Committee should conduct its investigation, and the Lodge should follow up with a vote, so that the application can be submitted to the ENF office.

The ENF office does not mail applications for this program in bulk quantities. With each new printing, we may make several changes to the application, so we want to be sure that the Lodges have the most up-to-date application. The Lodge or the student may request an Emergency Educational Grant application from the ENF Chicago office by contacting 773/755-4732 or scholarship@elks.org.

Frequently asked questions & observations


Jurisdiction – where does the scholarship go to? With more and more students getting the application on line, versus the local high school, this comes up. If you can not make a determination of where it should go, call the state chairman we will get into the right hands. Application from out of state- If your lodge is on the state border you may get these. If you have members in that area include it with yours. If not send it to the appropriate Lodge in that state or call the state chairman.  

 For Kentucky Scholarship INFO go to the Scholarship Page.







ENF Grant Coordinators

Steve Woods, PDD, Chairman

   (West Chairman)

Scott Hehman, (East Chairman)







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