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 2020-2021 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 meet eligibility requirements and are children of an active member in good standing of the Yellowknife Elks Lodge #314 or are an active member in good standing themselves.


Click here to download the 2020/21 application, or contact/visit the Yellowknife Elks Lodge.

Completed applications can be mailed to:

Yellowknife Elks Lodge #314
P.O. Box 753
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2N6

or emailed to:

DEADLINE:  August 15, 2020

Payment of Scholarship

The scholarships will be awarded in two installments. The first installment of $600.00 will be distributed in the fall semester. First semester marks and proof of acceptance to the second semester must be submitted in order to receive the second installment of $600.00. Please submit these as soon as possible. If marks and acceptance are not received by February 28, 2021, the recipient will forfeit his/her second installment.

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