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Lewis County Elks Lodge #2883 Seeks Scholarship Applicants

 

January 6, 2022



The Lewis County Elks are currently seeking applicants for 4 year nursing scholarships and Associate or Trade School scholarships. All applications are due to the lodge by January 28, 2021. Last year, Lewis County applicants were awarded $27,500 in scholarships.

Nursing Scholarships

The Nursing Scholarship program was selected as the major project for the Tennessee Elks Association in 1956 to relieve a critical shortage of nurses in Tennessee. Each year the Tennessee Elks continue to fund varying levels of scholarships to students. Nursing scholarships are available to high school seniors and adults wishing to change or advance their career. Four-year scholarships are available for $8000 and $10,000 and are valid for the school of the applicant’s choosing. Nursing scholarship application forms and information are available through TN.Elks.org. and should be returned to the local lodge. Application packets must be submitted to the Lodges as before January 28th, 2022. After judging at the local and state levels, winners will be notified in April or May. In managing the scholarships, awards are paid directly to the student’s school of choice. The student then may draw against an account for allowable expenses such as tuition, books, lab fees and dormitory expense. To apply for a nursing scholarship, click on the scholarship link at TNElks.org , complete the requirements and deliver the application and supporting materials to your local Elks Lodge.

Trade Scholarships

The Trade Scholarship is an innovative scholarship intended to help those students that are often overlooked for financial aid. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors as well as non-traditional students (adults changing career fields or those needing additional education to progress in their current career) who will be pursuing a trade or certificate program including 2-year Associates Degrees in any field. Multiple scholarships are available for $1500 up to $2,000. Examples of Trade Scholarships include business and office technology, LPN or Associate degree RN programs, automotive, aesthetics and cosmetology, machine tool technology, welding and many others. To apply for a Trades scholarship, click on the scholarship link at TNElks.org , complete the requirements and deliver the application and supporting materials to your local Elks Lodge. Application packets must be submitted to the Lodges as before January 28, 2022. After judging at the local and state levels, winners will be notified in April or May.

For additional information or questions, please contact Carole Hankins @ 931-628-8614 or any Scholarship Committee member of the lodge.

 

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