Elks accepting scholarship applications

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NAUGATUCK — The Elks National Foundation is accepting applications for its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest.

Applicants must be current high school seniors and planning to pursue a four-year college degree on a full-time basis. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.

The foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15.

The scholarship is a national program. When an application is received online, it is sent to the applicant’s local Elks Lodge. Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Bethany and Oxford are considered in the Naugatuck Elks Lodge’s area.

For information or to apply, email scholarship@elks.org or call 773-755-4732.