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YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

August 9, 2022 by  
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Empower yourself with scholarship dollars



As chairperson of the Nevada State Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship, I have a message to share: scholarship money can change your life on the path to higher education.

The Elks National Foundation will award a total of $2.44 million to this year’s finalists. Top awards range from $20,000 to $50,000 over four years. These top awards will be announced next year at the end of April. Four hundred and eighty runners-up receive $4,000 scholarships.

Did you know that millions of dollars in scholarships go unawarded each year due to a lack of qualified applicants? Are you the family of a scholar looking for financial assistance for the coming year? Please, exercise your power by reading about and considering applying for the largest scholarship program outside of the federal government.

Since 1931, Elks National Foundation has funded the Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program, open to all graduating seniors who are U.S. citizens. It is judged on academics, service, leadership, and financial need. Visit for complete details.

In 2022, seven students in Nevada — two in Las Vegas — received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 annually. In addition, 23 students in the state received awards up to $1,500. Several students in Nevada will receive these awards in 2023. Will you be one of them?

Not graduating in 2023? Keep this opportunity on your radar as you move toward commencement.

Dr. Ellen Brown enjoys writing on political topics that encourage and invite discussion leading to action. She is a retired university educator and dean and can be reached at

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