Elks National Foundation Inc. is investing $3.74 million in college scholarships.

The program is available to high school seniors who are U.S. Citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Males and females compete separately and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.

Applications for the 2017 contest are available online at enk.elks.org/mvs. The deadline is Nov. 20. The 500 national winners will be announced in late April 2017 after the top 20 finalists participate in the Leadership Weekend in Chicago April 6-9, 2017.

For more information, go to elks.org/enf.