Houlton High School receives Elks Legacy Scholarship


Samantha Johnson of Houlton is the 2022 recipient of the Elks National Foundation Legacy Fellowship.

HOULTON, Maine – Samantha Johnson of Houlton is the 2022 recipient of the Elks National Foundation Legacy Fellowship.

The foundation recently announced its Legacy Scholarship winners and Johnson is one of five recipients from Maine to receive the scholarship. Johnson was sponsored by the Houlton Lodge of Elks 835.

The Legacy Scholarship offered by the Elks National Foundation is for high school seniors who are children or grandchildren (or step-son, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who has joins the order on or before April 1, 2019, or a founding member of a lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2019. The elk must also be in good standing with the lodge.

Johnson will receive $1,000 a year for four years to help pay for his college education.

To be eligible for this scholarship, Johnson must perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge for the four years she receives the scholarship. Elks Lodges are constantly helping their communities and volunteering is a great opportunity to learn more about the Elks while serving the community.

The Houlton Elks Lodge provides many opportunities for Johnson to meet his service requirements including, but not limited to, rebounding during hoop shooting, meals, and lodge fundraising events; organize food drives or help with the back-to-school project; Johnson (excluding the first year) is required to provide one year of service at the sponsoring Elk Lodge, but may fulfill the remaining years of the Legacy service requirement at any of the over 1,800 Elk Lodges nationwide . This could be the lodge of your sponsoring parents or grandparents, a lodge near your hometown, or a lodge near your college campus.

For more information on Elks scholarships, contact Houlton Lodge of Elks Scholarships President Michael Hannigan or Maine Elks Association State Scholarships Director Lina Michaud.

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