Elks foundation to award scholarships

The Elks National Foundation and the local Helena Elks Lodge No. 193 announce that applications for the 2011 Most Valuable Student Scholarships annual awards are now being accepted. Applications must be in by Dec. 1. Five hundred awards for the 2011-12 through 2014-15 academic years will be made.

Monies available total $2,296,000. Awards include two each for first through fifth places with values from $12,000 to $60,000, and four awards each for sixth and seventh places —($8,000 to $12,000; $4,000 will go to each of 482 runners-up.

Contact the Helena Elks Lodge No. 193 (330 Lola St.) at 442-6980 for more information or visit http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvsfaq.cfm">www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvsfaq.cfm for information. For an electronic version of the application, go to http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars">www.elks.org/enf/scholars. Remember: Return your application to the Elks lodge nearest your home. Do no send it to the Elks national foundation as it will be disqualified.

Local named to president’s list at Gonzaga

Erinleigh Caughron, a sophomore at Gonzaga from Helena, was recently named to the Gonzaga University president’s list for spring semester. Students must earn a 3.7 GPA or higher to be listed.

Local recognized by Carpe Diem Foundation

Texel Feder, of Helena, was selected as a finalist in the 2010 Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois Scholarship Competition. The award is based on outstanding leadership, community service, character, academics and potential to improve the quality of human life.

The Carpe Diem Foundation’s mission is to identify, honor and assist the best, brightest and most altruistic college students in the U.S.

Gray receives honors for 4.0 GPA

Christopher Gray, of Helena, recently was awarded an honor certificate for achieving a 4.0 average for the 2009-10 school year from Our Lady of Victory of Post Falls, Idaho.

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