Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of Canada Proud to be in Yellowknife since 1948


Smitty Muyers Memorial Scholarship Fund
Yellowknife Elks Lodge #314

The scholarship program is designed to encourage and support students with strong scholastic backgrounds and leadership qualities who are going to attend or are currently attending a Canadian university, accredited college, technical school or institute of technology.

Successful students will receive a scholarship award of up to $1,200 for the academic year.

Program Scope

For the 2019-2020 academic year, $25,000 is available for scholarships from the Smitty Muyres Memorial Fund.

The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to alter the number of scholarships.


The applicant must:

  1. Be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant
  2. Be a resident of Yellowknife, N'dilo, Dettah, Rae-Edzo (Behchoko) or the Ingraham Trail.

Adults over 25 years of age must be members in good standing of the Yellowknife Elks Lodge #314.


Applicants must:

  1. Submit an essay of not less than 300 words
  2. Have proof of acceptance at a Canadian University, accredited college, technical school or institute of technology
  3. Submit most recent transcripts
  4. Submit three current letters of reference.

Preference will be given to students who:

  1. Have a strong academic background
  2. Have carefully considered their career goals
  3. Are planning to major in a program that may help in the development of the NWT
  4. Attend post-secondary education immediately after high school
  5. Have attended school in the NWT

Priority consideration will be given to those students who:

  1. Are children (natural or adopted) of an active member in good standing of the Yellowknife Elks Lodge #314; or
  2. Are an active member in good standing.


Click here to download the 2019/20 application, or contact/visit the Yellowknife Elks Lodge.

Completed applications can be sent to the following:

Yellowknife Elks Lodge #314
P.O. Box 753
Yellowknife, NT   XlA 2N6

DEADLINE:  August 15, 2019

Payment of Scholarship

The scholarships will be awarded in two installments. The first installment of $500.00 will be distributed in the fall semester. The first semester marks and proof of acceptance to second semester must be submitted in order to receive the second installment of $500.00. Please submit these as soon as possible. If marks and acceptance are not received by February 28, 2020, the recipient will forfeit his/her second installment.

Please submit a current photograph with application. This picture will only be used for promotional purposes.