Our Lodge’s Annual Scholarship Banquet will be held at the Lodge on Monday, March 18, with dinner served at 6:30 pm and the Awards Program to follow. Twelve high school seniors will be receiving awards this year, totaling $13,750.
Lodge members are welcome to attend this Banquet, however, the meal price is $8.00 and reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 13.
Here is a recap of our Scholarship Process. Students had a November 15 deadline to submit their applications online to the Elks National Foundation. On December 4, we received 28 applications from area high school seniors who selected our Lodge as the one to which they wanted their applications routed.
Our Scholarship Committee (Ed Carley, Vicki Baker, Chris Scott, and Dave Nor-wine as Chairperson) met on several occasions and exchanged numerous emails concerning accessing and evaluating the applications online. Each committee member proceeded to score each of the 28 applications, in the areas of community service, extracurricular involvement, leadership, awards and honors, employment, and an evaluation of an essay submitted by each student. In doing their scoring, the committee utilized guidelines set forth by the Elks National Foundation. As a result of our committee’s efforts, the twelve (12) high school seniors who will be receiving 2019 Lakeland Elks Scholarships were selected.