Elks Lodge Awards Scholarships

From left to right: Lori Abrams, Charles Elliott, Ross Wilson, Madi Van Holsbeke, Ella Pierpont, and Susan Wixon

Roger Mastro, scholarship chair, Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge, has shepherded the scholarships for the Arizona Elks Association and Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Awards.

This year, we are proud to recognize six soon-to-be college/university freshmen as recipients of one $4,000 Elks National Foundation (ENF) Scholarship and five $2,000 Arizona Elks Association Scholarship Awards (AEAs).

The five high schools in our Oro Valley jurisdiction are:

* Basis

* Canyon Del Oro

* Immaculate Heart

* Ironwood Ridge

* Pusch Ridge Christian Academy (PRCA)

Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge had six applicants submitted to district and state for evaluation. This resulted in one $4,000 scholarship and five $2,000 scholarships.

The recipients are:

Ross Wilson (PRCA): $4,000 Elks National Foundation Scholarship, John Brown University in Arkansas

Charles Elliott (PRCA): $2,000 Arizona State Elks Scholarship, University of Arizona

Sai Konkimalla (University H.S.): $2,000 Arizona State Elks Scholarship, Stanford University

Abigail Delavara (Salpointe Catholic H.S.): $2,000 Arizona State Elks Scholarship, University of Arizona

Ella Pierpont (PRCA): $2,000 Arizona State Elks Scholarship, University of Arizona

Madison Van Holsbeke (PRCA): $2,000 Arizona State Elks Scholarship, Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.