Schools: Jan. 1-7

National Elks Foundation scholarships available The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition as part of its 2017 Most Valuable Student Contest, according to a news release. Those who can apply include: — Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. — Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. — College students are not eligible to apply. — Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. — Male and female students compete separately. Legacy Awards are $4,000 ($1,000 year for four years) merit-based scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks who are members in good standing. Applications are due online at 11:59 a.m. Central Time on Feb. 3 Two-hundred-fifty students who exhibit the values of the Elks National Foundation will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship to support their college education, the release states. All scholarships can be found at www.elks.org/enf/scholars. Email Pam Richardson at scholarshipsforelks@gmail.com for more information. Chief Washakie scholarship applications available Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2017-2018 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is March 1, according to a news release. Awards will be for varying amounts depending on available funds and applicant qualifications. Each applicant should have strong ties to the Wind River Indian Reservation community and be seeking a graduate degree, a bachelor’s degree or a certification...

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