Point Pleasant Lodge Scholarship Programs

Spring 2021 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 Awards Ceremony, the Lodge presented awards at the Point Pleasant Borough High School. The recipients are:

The Jan Picarell Memorial: Francesca “Frankie” Ryan, attending Rowan College/Sports Communications

Recipients of the Pleasant Elks Achievement Award:

    Nicholas Minervini, attending Seton Hall University/Pediatric Nursing

    Heather Roselle, attending American University/Political Science

    Kayla Griffin, attending North Carolina State University/Architecture

    Lyndsey Coyle, attending Ocean County College /Undecided

Recipients of the Perseverance Awards:

    Shae Yocum, attending College of Charleston/Exercise Science-Physical Therapy

    Lauren Aber, attending Brookdale County College/Graphic Design

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

The Jan Picarell Memorial: Megan Gambert, attending College of William & Mary/English & Government

Recipients of the Pleasant Elks Achievement Award:

    Meaghan Finn , attending attending DePaul University/Art & Design

    Grace Harrigan, attending Georgia Tech/BioTech & BioEngineering

    Ying Wu, attending Lehigh University/TBD

    Jason Navarro (Jackson Memorial), attending Ocean County College/TBD

Recipients of the Perseverance Awards:

    Nicholas Ayala, attending Ocean County College/TBD

    Luka Mosca, attending Ocean County College/TBD  

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 student received State 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 Committee Chair, (732) 899-4635 or tladu@pointpleasantelks.org.

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