Point Pleasant Lodge Scholarship Programs

Spring 2020 Scholarship News

The Point Pleasant Elks Lodge is proud to announce the awarding of 14 $500 Grants to our graduating local seniors to assist them financially with their next level of education. During their virtual Awards Ceremony, the Lodge presented awards at the Point Pleasant Borough High School. The recipients are:

The Jan Picarell Memorial: Theresa Pillsbury, attending York College/Education

Recipients of the Pleasant Elks Achievement Award:

    Nicolette Matthews , attending The College of New Jersey/Engineering

    Rachel Simoes , attending University of Massachusetts /Biochemistry

    Megan Bynoe* , attending Rutgers University /Biomedical Engineering

    Kathryn Doblovosky, attending Ocean County College /Computer Science

Recipients of the Perseverance Awards:

    Colette Flagg , attending Virginia Tech /Biology

    Bradley Preiser, attending Ocean County College/Cyber Security

At their virtual Awards Ceremony, the Lodge presented awards at the Point Pleasant Beach High School. The recipients are:

The Jan Picarell Memorial: Catherine Durra , attending University of New England /Occupational Therapy

Recipients of the Pleasant Elks Achievement Award:

    Matthew Vinsko , attending University of Miami/Business

    Julia Homer , attending Franklin & Marshall/Undecided

    Nancy Hannon, attending TBD /TBD

    Ian Ackerman (Wall), attending Springfield College/History & Special Education

Recipients of the Perseverance Awards:

    Joseph Favato , attending Ocean County College /Nursing

    Sophia Bowne, attending Fairleigh Dickinson University/Film

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarships:

Point Pleasant Lodge #1698 sponsored several students who attained District, State & Natioanl level recognition for the Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student Scholarships. The Elks National Foundation has given over $4.6 million in scholarships annually in support of higher education with programs such as the Most Valuable Student which is open to all graduating high school seniors. The following students received State & National recognition.



2021 ENF Scholarship Programs The Elks National Foundation (ENF) 2020-2021 Scholarship Year begins August 15, 2020. Any graduating 2021 High School Senior who is a U.S. Citizen pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university may apply for the Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship. Applications will be judged on: Scholarship, Leadership & Financial Need. The application is completed online and must be submitted by the November 5, 2019 deadline.  Point Boro and Point Beach Seniors may ask their Guidance Counselors for assistance. They are quite knowledgable about these scholarships and the application requirements. Scholarship grants range: $4,000-$50,000 over 4 years.  For details and to access the application, visit enf.elks.org/mvs.

The Legacy Scholarship program offers 300 college scholarships worth $4,000 each to children & grandchildren of Elk members. The application is available online beginning September 1, 2020 and must be submitted by January 29, 2021 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time. For more Information about eligibility requirements and to obtains the online applications visit enf.elks.org/leg.

Emergency Educational Grants Since 1944, the ENF has been helping the children of deceased or totally disalbled Elks go to college through the Emergency Educational Grant program.  Children of deceased or totally disabled Elks members are eligible to apply.  The Elk member must have been a member of good standing for at least one year at the time of death or disability.  The applicant must be unmarried, under the age of 23 and attending an accredited U.S. institution of higher education as a full time student.  Applications are available starting May 1 and must be submitted to the ENF by October 31.  For more information go to: enf.elks.org/eeg.

New Jersey Elks Family Scholarship These $750.00 scholarships are available to children, grand-children and great-grandchildren (step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grand-children) of New Jersey Elks. High school seniors as well as college freshman, sophomores, and juniors can apply. A student should apply each year of eligibility. It runs from April 15th to June 30th each year. Applications will be available om the NJ Elks website, www.njelks.org, on April 15, 2021.

If you are a resident of Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, and Lavallette and are enrolled at CBA, St. Rose, Red Bank Catholic, MATES or another high school, please join us and apply. The Point Pleasant Elks are ready to sponsor you in your quest for college financial assistance.

For more information on local and national Elks Scholarship programs contact Terry La Du, Elks Scholarship Committe Chair, (732) 899-4635 or tladu@pointpleasantelks.org.

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