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Student advances to state for scholarship

Erin Turner, a senior at Lutheran High, has been selected as a quarterfinalist in the 2021 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship competition.

Erin Turner
Turner

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants judged on the basis of scholarship and leadership over their high school careers. As a quarterfinalist, Erin now moves on to the state level of the competition.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners in late April, 2021. The 20 Top Finalists traditionally participate in an all-expenses paid Leadership

Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 Finalists will vie for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Due to the ongoing that of the
COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting remains tentatively scheduled.

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