The Gresham Elks lodge will award $6,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors.

The Gresham Elks Lodge No. 1805 and Elks National Foundation are inviting all high school seniors to participate in their annual Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest.

Students must apply online. Among other criteria, they will need to write an essay illustrating how an influential situation or inspiring individual motivated them or changed their lives.

The local lodge will award $6,000 in scholarships to local seniors. Students selected as Elks National Foundation finalists will be able to compete for four-year scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 per year.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, Nov. 15.

For more information, including the application process, visit or

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