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Scholarships

The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. 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. Contact your high school counselor for more information.

For more information on recent grant winners or applications for available grants, click here.

Hoop Shoot

The Elks National "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Contest is open to boys and girls, ages 8 to 13.

Equipment

Basketball or tennis shoes are necessary.

T-shirt, slacks or pants may be worn. Basketball uniforms would be preferred, but should not be required.

Boys Basketball
In the 8-9 boys age division, the 28.5 basketball will be used in all levels of competition.

In the 10-11 and 12-13 age divisions, a regulation-size official basketball with 7-9 lbs. of air and channels and/or seams not exceeding 1/4 inch in width. A leather ball will be used in all state, regional and national contests.

Girls Basketball
A regulation-size official basketball 28.5 in circumference with 7-9 Ibs. of air and channels and/or seams not exceeding 1/4 inch in width. A leather ball will be used in all state, regional and national contests.

For additional information such as rules, scheduling information, tips from the pros or FAQs, visit the Elks Hoop Shoot Homepage.

In the News

2014 Hoop Shoot Champ - Morgan Brooking

Read The Saratogian article here.

Drug Awareness

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.

For more information on our Drug Awareness Program, please check out our Resource Center.

Youth Activities

The Elks Youth Activity Committee sponsors various programs from local lodges to more propular programs at national level.

Click here to view our various youth activity programs.

Membership Information