Elks running scholarship contest

The Elks National Foundation announced the start of the 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest.

The scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Male and female applicants compete separately and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.

Through the contest, the ENF will award 20 top scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. The remaining 480 runners-up will receive $4,000 scholarships. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2019, after the top 20 finalists participate in the Leadership Weekend in Chicago in April.

Applications can be completed online at elks.org. The deadline to submit an application is Nov. 15. For more information, visit elks.org or call the Naugatuck Elks Lodge at 203-729-7967.