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The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 is awarding scholarships to current Douglas County high school seniors.

This year, the Elks National Foundation will fund nearly $3.6 million in college scholarships through its six scholarship programs. These programs are: The ENF Most Valuable Student, Legacy – open to students who have parents or relatives who are Elk members, Lodge 2670 MVS, and Nevada State Elks Association MVS, Vocational and Nursing.

Tahoe-Douglas Lodge 2670 will award nine scholarships with a total of $7,500. The Nevada State Elks will award a total of $26,000. in scholarships. Information and applications for these scholarships are available from each Douglas County high school counselor or from the Elks Lodge.



Students who will be pursuing a career in the nursing or vocational fields will be eligible for Nevada State Elks Association scholarships in those areas.

The above scholarships are available to all Douglas County high School seniors who are United States citizens. Home schooled students must have a SAT score, and they should make an appointment with one of the high school counselors to fill out parts of the application. Males and females compete separately, and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.



Applications can be completed online and must be turned in to the Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 at 1227 Kimmerling Rd., Gardnerville or mailed to PO Box 143, Minden, NV 89423-0143, no later than Dec. 7.

National winners will be announced in late April. The Tahoe-Douglas Elks will award all of the lodge and state Elks scholarships in May at the high school awards nights.

Applications and details for the 2014 scholarships contests are available at the Tahoe-Douglas Lodge, local high school counselors or may be downloaded at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars, or http://www.nsea-elks.org, or by contacting the Tahoe-Douglas Lodge Scholarship Chairman, Bob Haug at 265-7900 or Mary Retterer at 392-2249.

The Lodge office is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The phone number is 265-4523.