The Michigan Elks Association Charitable Grant Fund Scholarship commission, also known as the “Gold Key Scholarship Fund”, was established by the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Elks Association to provide a post secondary education scholarship for special need students – to be funded through individual donor contributions.
For the purpose of this scholarship, special needs are defined as being physically or mentally challenged as may be approved by the Gold Key Commission of the Michigan Elks Association.
This scholarship is intended to aid those qualifying applicants who could not otherwise continue the education or training past high school at either an accredited college or university or a licensed trade or vocational school to help them become self-respecting, self-reliant, and self supporting members of society.
Special needs are defined as being physically or mentally challenged, as may be defined by the Gold Key Commission of the Michigan Elks Association. A member lodge of the Michigan Elks Association must sponsor the applicant.