The Elks National Foundation is accepting applications for $3.74 million in Most Valuable Student scholarships.

The MVS scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Males and females compete separately and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.

Applications for the 2017 contest are available online at The deadline is Nov. 30. The 500 national winners will be announced in late April, after the top 20 finalists participate in the Leadership Weekend in Chicago April 6 through 9.

For complete Most Valuable Student scholarship contest details including the application, visit