Scholarships

Service. Leadership. Academics.

Our Scholarship Program

Each year, we award scholarships to graduating high school seniors, women and children looking for a fresh start, and anyone 18–50 preparing to return to the workforce.

Our Scholars

Our Elks scholar family is 17,000 strong, with 3,000 active scholars attending 65 unique U.S. institutions. 

Once you’re an Elks scholar, you’re family.

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WSEA Vocational Grant

The Washington State Elks Association Vocational Grant is designed to help graduating high school seniors pursue their vocational education. This grant may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies at a Community College or Technical School. It may be used only for usual and required costs of applicant’s planned course of study and must be paid directly to the school they will be attending.

Who May Apply: Any graduating Senior High School student and/or General Education student, who is a U.S. Citizen is eligible, receiving a diploma or certificate during the current program year and planning to pursue an eligible Vocational/Technical Course, above and supplemental to High School or Preparatory School, may apply.

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Joseph Darimont Vocational Award

This $1,000.00 scholarship is designed to help any individual 18 yrs–50 years of age at the time of the application, who is a U.S. Citizen and is preparing to enter or return to the workforce. High School Seniors (and others currently in High School) do not qualify for this scholarship. Please see our general Vocational Scholarship for High School age applicants.

The Joseph Darimont Vocational Award may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. It may be used only for usual and required costs of applicant’s planned course of study and must be paid directly to the school they will be attending by the Washington State Elks Association.

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Second Chances Scholarship, in memory of Dorothy M. Yothers

A Washington State Elks Scholarship for women seeking vocational education in the State of Washington. Scholarship for up to $1,000 per quarter based on financial need. Renewable up to completion of the course based on a GPA of 3.0. Due: May 15, 2024

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National Scholarships

Since 1930, The Elks National Foundation has helped students recognize their academic dreams. Each year, we award more than $3 million in college scholarships to at least 800 outstanding, service-minded high school seniors.

Our national scholarship programs are for undergraduate study only. A student may not receive more than one Elks National Foundation scholarship award or grant in any one academic year. Deadline: November 13, 2023

For more information about our scholarships, contact scholarships@puyallupelks.org