By Ken Curto
Ely Elks Lodge
Christopher Young and Amelia Herder have been named as the local winners in the Elks National Foundation “Most Valuable Student Contest” for the 2014-2015 award offer year, according to Ely Elks Lodge. Young and Herder will each receive a $1,000 one year scholarship award from Ely Elks Lodge. Young will also receive a four year scholarship award of $4,000 from Nevada State Elks Association and Herder will receive a $500 scholarship award from the NSEA.
The 2014 schedule of awards includes 500 scholarships awarded to the highest rated boys and girls in the nationwide competition.
Financial need, leadership and scholarship are the criteria by which applications are judged. Experience shows that students who qualified for final consideration usually have a scholarship rating of 90 percent or better and stand in the upper 10 percent of their classes.
All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditioned upon the enrollment of the winners in an undergraduate course in an American college or university. Young and Herder will graduate with the Class of 2015 at White Pine High School, with Young graduating as Valedictorian.