Scholarship Mom Tip #119: Don’t Overlook Club Scholarships

Don't overlook club scholarships such as Elks, Masons, Knights of Columbus and more.A great scholarship resource that many students overlook is club scholarships.

Club scholarships are those offered by membership based organizations such the Lions, Masons, Elks, Knights of Columbus and more.

A myth about club scholarships is that students or their family members need to belong to these clubs in order to be eligible to apply for their scholarship. While this is true for some club scholarships, it is not a requirement for many others.

One example would be the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship which states, “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.”

“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.”

Club organizations value higher education and should always be checked into for scholarship possibilities.

The fine print and/or FAQ sections in the scholarship guidelines will clearly state if a student or family member needs to be a member in order to be eligible to apply and the few extra minutes it takes to check these details may be worth thousands of dollars in scholarship money.


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Author: Monica Matthews

Monica Matthews is our favorite scholarship mom! After helping her son win $100,000 in scholarships for his college education, she founded How2WinScholarships.com to share what she learned along the way and now she's sharing her tips with Smart College Visit!

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