C. Valentine Bates Memorial HOPE Scholarship

Awarded By:

Elks National Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Award recipents vary annually
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a student in the graduating class of a high school or its related equivalent.
  2. Must be a resident of the state of Florida.
  3. Must be a United States citizen.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The mission of the Florida State Elks Association HOPE Scholarship is to provide financial support for the educational needs of Florida high school seniors without which they would not be able to achieve their educational goals. The scholarship targets students who demonstrated leadership through participation in school activities, community service, and citizenship. Consideration is given to those students who have shouldered extra responsibility such as working throughout their high school careers to help provide support of siblings or family.

Application requirements for the C. Valentine Bates Memorial HOPE Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: To be eligible you must have served as an employee of the Florida Elks Youth Camp Summer Camp program for at least one season prior to submitting an application. If awarded the scholarship, you will only receive that award the fall semester AFTER your second summer of work. The scholarship winners will be notified shortly after the selection committee meets in February and the top male and top female winner will be asked to attend the State Convention of the Florida State Elks Association at the Orlando Marriott World Center to receive their award certificates.

Award Amount: Chosen applicants will receive between $3,000 to $20,000  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $20,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 13, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 13, 2023

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the listed deadline. No late submissions will be accepted.
About Elks National Foundation:
Contact Information: Eliza Lazar, Programs and Development Manager
Address: 2750 N. Lakeview Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60614-2256

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