The Elks are the largest provider private college scholarships in the United States. As with everything else in the organization, these start at the local level:
- The Santa Cruz Elks Lodge sponsors six $500 scholarship (three boys, three girls).
- The State Association sponsors a Vocational Scholarship and Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
- The Grand Lodge sponsors 500 Educational Scholarships ranging from $4000 to $50,000 as well as a Legacy Scholarship