The Big Sandy Mountaineer -



August 22, 2018

Havre Elks Lodge #1201 and the Elks National Foundation announce that the 2018-2019 Most Valuable Student Scholarship program is now underway. All high school seniors who are U.S. citizens are welcome to apply. The entire MVS application process is handled on-line with applicants being judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.

According to local Elks Scholarship Chairman Bob Nieuwenhuyse, applicants will be judged at three levels with the opportunity to earn scholarships at the local, state and national level. Six scholarship winners – three young men and three young ladies -from the local Lodge level will be advanced to the Montana state judging with the top five students receiving additional scholarships as well as advancing to the national level.

Nieuwenhuyse noted that at the national level two first place awards of $50,000.00 each, two second-place awards of $40,000.00, two $30,00.00 third-place awards will be awarded. The remaining 14 finalists will receive $20,00.00 and 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.00 for a total of $2,440,000.00 nationwide.

Information from the Havre Elks Lodge emphasized that students desiring to apply for the scholarships do not have to have an affiliation with the Order of Elks and that the deadline to apply for the MVS scholarship is November 15th.

On-line applications and additional information are located at: For local information or assistance interested students, families or high schools can contact Nieuwenhuyse at (406) 265-7622.


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