Students can obtain college scholarship money through the Elks' annual "Most Valuable Student" competition, sponsored and conducted locally by the Glen Burnie Elks, Broadneck Elks and Severna Park Elks.
Local winners participate at the state level and, if they reach the national level, can compete for $5,000, $3,000 or $2,000 per year for four years of college.
Last year, these winners from Glen Burnie Elks Lodge 2266 received $300 each:
* Kimberly Myers of Glen Burnie High School, who plans to major in chemical engineering at Rutgers University.
* Jennifer Dorr of Old Mill High School, who plans to major in business administration at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
* David Stewart Jr. of Old Mill High School, who plans to major in electricalengineering at Brigham Young University.
* Matthew Gross of Glen Burnie High School, who plans to major in the pre-medical program at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Gross also won a scholarship from the BPO Elks' state program.
The Elks will deliver scholarship information and applications to high school guidance counselors this fall. Completed applications should be submitted with letters from the students and their parents and letters of recommendations from business, religious or educational officials.
The final package will also include high school transcripts, SAT scores and copies of awards. All applications are to be submitted by the third week of January to the local Elks lodge.
For more information on the competition, call 969-2266 or contact your school guidance counselor.