The Florida State Elks Association is committed to helping deserving students receive the necessary education and training to start a successful career. Preparing a quality workforce is essential in generating economic growth and improving the quality of life for our Florida communities.
The mission of the Florida State Elks Association HOPE Scholarship is to provide financial support for the educational needs of Florida high school seniors without which they would not be able to achieve their educational goals. The scholarship targets students who demonstrated leadership through participation in school activities, community service, and citizenship. Consideration is given to those students who have shouldered extra responsibility such as working throughout their high school careers to help provide support of siblings or family.
Van Duren Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship fund is a program of the Florida Elks Youth Camp and the Florida State Elks Association. The fund provides scholarships in amounts up to $5,000 per year to graduating high school/home schooled seniors who are planning to attend college and to students currently enrolled in an accredited American college, university or community college.