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Welcome to the Elks Family

Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped students recognize their academic dreams. Each year, we award more than $3 million in college scholarships to at least 800 outstanding, service-minded high school seniors. Once you're an Elks scholar, you're family.

Our Scholars

Service. Leadership. Academics. Our Elks scholar family is 17,000 strong, with 3,000 active scholars attending 65 unique U.S. institutions.

See our Scholar Stats

Hate Has No Home Here

The ENF is committed to making all of our spaces fully inclusive, equitable, and safe for all our members and scholars.

Read our Statement

Helping Others, Changing the World

Service is at the center of what it means to be an Elks scholar. Today’s Elks scholars can be tomorrow’s Elks, but we have to make that happen by engaging them and welcoming them to the #ElksFamily. Learn more about our scholars and how we connect them to service below:

Service Trips

An opportunity for our scholars to give back.

Lodge Love

Our scholars connect with local Lodges to do good.

Top Scholars

Meet our top scholarship winners.

Scholar Database

Find scholars sponsored by your Lodge.


The Earl Decker Scholarship awards $5000 to a local student that is pursuing higher education.

The John Keilman Scholarship awards $500 to a local student pursuing a career in trades.

The Terry Embody Scholarship awards $500 to a local student pursuing a career in automotive.

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