The Pontiac Elks Lodge supports all of our local Students. These are just some of the opportunities that students can find available.

Elks Local Scholarship

Any child or stepchild of a paid up Pontiac Elks member is eligible to apply. The applicant must be a full time student in a college, university, or trade school. Applications are available in the lodge office.

To apply or learn more about this program click here.

Emergency Scholarships

The Emergency Educational Grant program provides financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education.

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Legacy Awards

The Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years) available to children & grandchildren of current Elk members.

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Elks Most Valuable Student

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants.

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Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corp. Scholarship for Physical/Occupational Therapy Majors

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a recognized physical or occupational therapy program, a pre-therapy course of studies, or a therapy assistant program. Awards range from $500 to $3,000. Students are eligible for up to six years of awards. You must reapply and qualify each year. Applications are available online at or and at all local high school guidance offices.

Special Education Major Scholarship

Applicants must be a full-time student with a declared major of and accepted in a course of studies in the field of Special Education, with a “B” average.