2475 W. 26th Ave

Denver, CO 80211




The Denver Elks #17 scholarship committee works to connect youth in our community with national, local and internal grant opportunities. Donations to this fund further support our committees’ goals and funding for future scholarships.

Our Local Lodge Scholarships

Elks Scholarship Opportunity

Elks Scholarship Opportunity – spring 2022
Applications now CLOSED

Denver Lodge #17 is pleased to offer up to six $500 individual scholarships to children, grandchildren or ward of a legal guardian of Elks Lodge #17 members from our Lodge Scholarship fund.  This opportunity is available to High School seniors class of 2021 and class of 2022, planning to pursue postsecondary education in 2022, including university, college, technical college or trade school.  

Because we were unable to provide scholarships in 2021, this opportunity is also open to first year students already in a postsecondary education program (class of 2021).  These scholarships will be awarded on a lottery basis and will be announced by March 31st, 2022 and issued by April 30th, 2022.

Our Grants and Scholarship Committee will be working on a more comprehensive scholarship program this year, but don’t miss out on this short-term opportunity to support our children and/or grandchildren in their educational pursuits.

Applications closed  March 25th.

To qualify:

  • Must be a high school senior class of 2021 or class of 2022 with intention of pursuing postsecondary education or a first-year student already pursuing a postsecondary education.

  • For the 2022 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk of Lodge #17 who joined the order and attended initiation ritual on or before April 1, 2019, is eligible to apply.

  • The sponsoring Elk must also be a paid-up member in ‘good standing’ through March 31, 2023, dues for 2022 are due before April 1, 2022 to be considered in ‘good standing’. Pay your dues now at this link.

  • The sponsoring Elk must also have the past 3 consecutive years of dues paid.

  • Must attest scholarship will be used for educational purposes only.

  • Expected to attend a short scholarship banquet, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 16th 2022. 

NEWS - Denver Lodge #17 Announces new Scholarship

with DPS Partnership and North Alumni Association

In recent years the Denver Elks Lodge #17 has experienced more than a few big moments. Record membership, the renovation of our beloved Lodge, the beer garden and the golf simulator, new avenues for revenue and community involvement, the acknowledgement and focus on a more welcoming and inclusive culture. All of this has been initiated, designed and implemented by caring, active Elks.

Today we have another milestone in the official beginning of our own Denver #17 Scholarship program. Recently the Grants and Scholarship committee with assistance from our Lodge Accountant and Secretary were able to partner with Denver North High School and DPS to develop and implement the Denver Elks Lodge #17 Scholarship. The first check, for $2017.00, was handed over to Joe Derose with the Denver North Alumni Association. The scholarship will be available to all senior students at Denver North High School this coming spring and will support those with interest and passion for service and support in the community.

While this is exciting, the membership at Denver #17 understands that other schools in our growing community should and will be included in years to come. With added commitment and understanding of scholarship award development our Lodge plans on expanding this program to other DPS and Jeffco High Schools. If you would like to see a school near you benefit from our Lodge, please contact the Grants and Scholarship Committee at Denver #17.

The North Side High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation (NSHASF) is providing 44 scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $8,000. These scholarships award students’ talents and efforts in areas such as music, art, theater, sports, academics, STEM, ROTC, paid employment, true grit, and overcoming obstacles. In 2021, the committee awarded $93,023 in scholarships to various North High students. This year, they are giving away $98,364. But don’t wait—the deadline to apply is March 25, 2022 throught the Alumni Center at North High School.

National Scholarships

ENF Legacy Awards

Next Awarded for 2023

Look for application link fall of 2022

Legacy Awards FAQs click here

Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined below.

  • The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application. The 2021 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 7, 2022.

  • The Elk sponsor’s membership will be verified through the BPOE Grand Lodge headquarters.

  • When a student registers to complete the online application, both the applicant and Lodge Secretary will be notified by email.

  • If you have questions about your online Legacy Awards application, contact the ENF Scholarship Office via email at scholarship@elks.org. Visit our Legacy Awards FAQ page.

  • Upon receipt of the application, the applicant will receive a notification that the application was received. Winners will be announced in late April 2022.

  • Note: Because the contest begins in one Lodge year and the winners are announced in the next, a Legacy Award could go to the child or grandchild of a lapsed member. An applicant’s Elk parent or grandparent must be a paid-up member in good standing at the time of application, but if the Elk chooses not to renew membership, that decision will not affect the outcome of the Legacy Awards contest.

Eligibility for Legacy


  1. For the 2022 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order and attended initiation ritual on or before April 1, 2019, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2019, is eligible to apply.

  2. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2022.

  3. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.

  4. The applicant must be a high school senior.

  5. The applicant must apply online only. The 2022 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 7, 2022.

  6. If the applicant’s parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent’s Elks Lodge.

  7. We have waived the standardized test requirement for the 2022 Legacy contest. You do not need to submit ACT and/or SAT scores.

  8. Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student wins more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.

  9. Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)

  10. If you are selected as a 2022 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks