Montana State Elks Association Vocational Scholorship Guidelines


Must be used towards a two year or less / technical program
Culminating in an associate degree, diploma or certificate, but less than a
baccalaureate program (Bachelor’s Degree)
(4) $500.00 awards are available
Application deadline is March 1 st of each year

Montana State Elks Association
Vocational Scholarship
Application Guidelines


This program is open to any prospective applicant residing in the State of Montana and is a US Citizen planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical (voc/tec) course and has a supplemental high school or preparatory school level certification – a high school diploma or equivalent is not required.
The program is open to male and female applicants who will be judged on an equal basis. While graduating high school seniors may apply into this program, it is not limited to high school students, in fact, is open to all prospective students who require training or retraining to compete in the workplace.
This Vocational Scholarship is for one year only, and may be renewed for one additional year, upon re-application to host Lodge.
This Scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board ( if living on campus ), fees, books and supplies at a Community College or Technical School. It may be used only for usual and required costs of applicants planned course of study and
must be paid directly to the school they will be attending.
An eligible program is defined as a two year or less vocational/technical program culminating in a terminal Associates Degree, diploma or certificate, but less than a baccalaureate program (Bachelor’s Degree), whereby , after two years of study, a student may become gainfully employed in his/her chosen course of study.
The student must attend school full time. This Scholarship may not be used for part-time study, correspondence schools, or courses at or below high school level. The school must be in Montana and be accredited.

General Information

How to apply;  Vocational Scholarship Download 
Who to Contact for More Information;
Fred Barrett
When to apply; submit your application 3 – 6 months before your course begins. Applications
may be submitted earlier if needed for planning purposes.
Where to file; this application must be filed with the local Lodge having jurisdiction in the area in
which the student has a legal residence. Go to to locate the Lodge nearest your
What to do; If contact cannot be made with the local Lodge you may contact the Montana State
Elks Association Secretary by going to for assistance.
Other considerations;
  • Scholarship will expire one year from award.
  • Payment will be made directly to the school.
  • Scholarship is subject to cancellation if student’s conduct is contrary to the principles of law and morality supported by the Elks.
  • The recipient must be willing to have his/her name used in articles related to this
  • Scholarship award and be willing to attend and speak at an Elks supported forum.
  • All applications become the property of the Montana State Elks Association and will not be returned. Non-winning applications will be shredded for confidentiality purposes.
  • Applicants should make copies for their personal files.
Judging will be based on the following;
  1. Motivation – worthiness, desire
  2. Need – Financial need, resourcefulness
  3. Skills – Showing aptitude for chosen field
  4. Organization of application – Neatness, completeness

Questions may be directed to the scholarship chairperson of your local Lodge or directed to MSEA scholarship chairperson at

The Montana State Elks Association Vocational Scholarship Awards are awarded upon the basis of good morals and character, scholarship achievements and financial need. Read this form carefully so you know what is required. Thoroughness in providing your information is essential in the evaluation of your application. All information will be kept confidential.