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Elks Most Valuable Students Contest

             Most Valuable Students Scholars for 2021                      Congratulations to our MVS winners from        New Mexico

Lordsburg Lodge #1813
Coy Wagley $5,000
Madison Miller $1,000
Clovis-Portales Lodge #1244
Riley Rohrbach $1,000
El Paso, Tx Lodge #187
Eleanor Schoenbrun $1,000
ABQ Lodge #461
Nathan Slota $1,000

             Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition
The 2022 application is open.                            https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Eligibility:
Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

The 2022 application deadline is November 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time
Awards:

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2022 competition.
Male and female students compete separately.
Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 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. 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 or university.

The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners in late April, 2022. (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.)

The 20 Top Finalists traditionally* participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 Finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

State Officer Installation

On March 27th, the Albuquerque Elks Lodge hosted the NMEA Officers Installation due to the rescheduling of the Spring Convention.  It was a private ceremony with only PSP’s and the State Officers present with their families. Not pictured – Brenda Ferri also installed. Installed at a later time – State Treasurer , Geraldine Madrid – State Chaplain , Maria Sanchez – State Tiler, Daniel Sambrano

  • 3 Generations of NMEA Presidents - John Hilliard, Johnny Hilliard, Jimmie Fitzpatrick (Maternal Grandfather

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