As Elks, we take pride in our various activities to raise awareness and funds for our Special Needs Children. Taking action and working together, we make sure that any special needs child in our community is addressed.

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Our Lodge and the Elks National Foundation provide local educational scholarships for students in Manville and Hillsborough Public Schools. For an application and more information, please call the Lodge at 908-725-1717.

On the national level, The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. The Most Valuable Student Scholarship program is open to the public and academically driven offering grants from $1,000.00 to $15,000 per academic year while Legacy Awards and Emergency Grants hold a membership requirement

The application process and deadlines vary for each program. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office.


The Elks National Foundation awards 500 Most Valuable Student scholarships of up to $50,000 to high school seniors who demonstrate scholarship, leadership and financial need.

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The Hoop Shoot is free to all participants and provides youth an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed.

Eligible youth may compete in one Lodge contest per season. Local contests are typically held between the months of September and December each year. Lodge #2119 will host our annual HOOP SHOOT in November.  Call the Lopdge for dates and information.

After winning a Lodge Hoop Shoot contest, local champions move on to compete at the district level. District contests are coordinated by District Hoop Shoot Directors and generally occur between the months of December and January. If you are a District Champion and need more information on your district contest or District Director, contact your State Hoop Shoot Director or email [email protected].

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​”So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”

Here are a few of the programs to keep us true to our pledge:




​The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks welcomes you to the resource center for the Elks National Drug Awareness Program – the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. We are very proud of our dedicated army of volunteers who freely give their time and talents to this most noble cause. The Elks are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment.

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