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Elks lodges throughout the country will award over 3.75 Million dollars in scholarships this year!!!!


Scholarship Information

Do you know a high school senior looking for college scholarships? 2019 Most Valuable Student and Legacy Awards applications will be available soon!  Also, the Reno Elks Lodge #597 and the Nevada State Elks Association offer these opportunities.

Elks National Foundation MVS Applications, available to all high school seniors who are U.S. Citizens, are due by November 15, 2021, at 5:59 AM Pacific Time. For more details and to download an application visit to find out more!

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards applications, available only online, are
due by February 5, 2021, at 5:59 AM Pacific Time. If you are a child or grandchild of an active Elk member, visit to find out more!

Nevada State Elks Association Vocational Grant.  This grant is available to any prospective student (male or female) resident within the jurisdiction of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in the State of Nevada, who plans to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course, above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school level, may file an application. All applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed. 
All applications must be postmarked no later than (To Be Determined), for consideration.  Visit to find out more!

Nevada State Elks Association, Past Exalted Rulers Nursing Scholarship.  This scholarship is to assist individuals attending a Nevada School of Nursing with a one-time award of $1,000 to be used toward tuition in a nursing field of study at a NEVADA Institution of Higher Education.  For more information and the application, visit .
All applications must be postmarked by (To Be Determined), to be considered.

Reno Elks Lodge Scholarships
The Reno Elks Lodge #597 awards three (3) $1,500 scholarships, along with awarding scholarships from the David J. Tacchino (DJT) fund. Please download the DJT application and deliver the completed application to the Reno Elks Lodge, 597 Kumle Lane, Reno, NV 89509, for the DJT and Reno Lodge Scholarships.

Application Due Date: No later than 5:00 pm on March 19, 2021.


Click below for a printable application:
Vocational Grant Program
Nursing Scholarship

The David J. Tacchino Scholarship and Education Grant

Contact Connie Weber at for information.

2020 Reno Elks Lodge #597

Scholarship Recipients

$2,000 - Camden Leach

$2,000 - Tawni Parrish

$1,500 - Lexis Applebach

$1,500 - Baylee Mee

$1,500 - Larissa Koitmaa

$1,500 - Yazmin Maya

$1,500 - Evelyn Magana

$1,500 - Ainsley Parmer

$1,500 - Samantha Clark

$1,500 - Joshua Kamuka

$1,500 - Mitchell Ehlen

$1,500 - Alyssa Schmitt

$1,500 - Kateen Anderson

$1,500 - Katie Sawyer

$1,500 - Lisseth Florido

$1,500 - Michaela Bruns

$1,500 - Isabella Peralta

$  800 - Lauren Vanderslice

$  800 - Chloe Reese

$  800 - Emhyr Subramanian

$  800 - Akaash Krishnan

$  800 - Jackson Ballard

Thank you lodge members so much for your help and support of the Reno Elks Lodge #597 Scholarship Program. A large donation by one of our past members (David J. Tacchino Endowment Fund), has made it possible to impact so many young lives as they continue their education. This year the Scholarship Committee awarded a total of $34,500 in scholarships, which included $4,500 solely dedicated to Vocational Scholarships.