Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Meet the Class of 2014 Elks Scholars

Katharine Bryan
2014 Most Valuable Student Scholar

University of Rhode Island—Civil Engineering and German

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Like her fellow Elks scholars, Katharine Bryan takes advantage of opportunities presented to her, using them to better herself and her community.

In high school, Katharine took advantage of numerous leadership opportunities, such as being Class President, present of her school’s academic team, captain of the tennis team, as well as state president of financial for the Arizona chapter of Future Business Leaders of America.

Besides gaining public speaking and teamwork skills, Katharine also made a positive difference with her involvement. She led a community service project to benefit the local animal shelter, including building maintenance, animal care, fundraising, and advocacy. Her project was recognized nationally at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.

As she adjusts to the colder temperatures of Rhode Island, Katharine is taking advantage of all college has to offer. She attends German movie nights with classmates to supplement her studies and is looking forward to studying abroad in future years. She also won a seat in the student senate and volunteers with the university’s community service club. In preparation for her future career, she is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

“College is so enjoyable and I am extremely thankful to the Elks for helping me chase my dreams,” says Katharine. “I am honored to be a part of this family.”
   
A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Elks National Foundation helps Elks build stronger communities through programs that support youth, serve veterans, and meet needs in areas where Elks live and work. For 2014-15, the Elks National Foundation allocated $2.44 million to fund the Most Valuable Student scholarship program, which includes 500 four-year Most Valuable Student Scholarships. For more information about the Most Valuable Student scholarship program, including eligibility and deadlines, visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars.

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