Florida Elks Scholarships

Education and success go hand-in-hand. But what if a deserving student is denied the opportunity?

How can we measure what is lost? How many talented and caring teachers, scientists, artists, or entrepreneurs have been denied the chance to reach their full potential? They're resigned to a life time of what might have been.

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.

FSEA Sponsored Scholarships

C. Valentine Bates Memorial HOPE Scholarship

C. Valentine Bates HOPE ScholarshipThe 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 have a 2.30 - 3.59 unweighted GPA.

The 2025 application period opens August 1, 2024.
Applications due by January 17, 2025

Van Duren Memorial Scholarship

Albertus & Eleanor Van Duren Scholarships

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.

The 2025 academic year application is open September 1, 2024.
Applications are due January 17, 2025


Ben Brown Physical and/or Occupational Therapy Scholarship

 The Ben Brown Physical and/or Occupational Therapy Scholarship (BBPOTS)The Ben Brown Physical & Occupational Therapy Scholarship was founded by the Florida State Elks Association and Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services which understood the unique financial needs of college students working toward their graduate degree in physical or occupational therapy programs.


ENF Sponsored Scholarships