Welcome to the 2020 Judge Hub! Use the tabs at the top to navigate through the site. Below you will find the full program timeline for this year. Important dates for Chairs and Committee Members are in bold.

Event Date Day of the Week
Application Open August 5, 2019 Monday
Chair Registration Open: October 1, 2019 Tuesday
Application Deadline: November 5, 2019 Tuesday
Lodge Chair Registration Deadline: November 11, 2019 Monday
Counselor Report Deadline: November 12, 2019 Tuesday
Lodge Scoring Open: November 20, 2019 Wednesday
Lodge Scoring Deadline: December 9, 2019 Monday
District Chair Registration Deadline: December 10, 2019 Tuesday
District Scoring Open: December 18, 2019 Wednesday
District Scoring Deadline: January 6, 2020 Monday
Notification to State Finalists: January 13, 2020 Monday
State Finalist Application Deadline: January 27, 2020 Monday
State Chair Registration Deadline: January 31, 2020 Friday
State Scoring Open: February 6, 2020 Thursday
State Scoring Deadline: February 24, 2020 Monday
Notification to National Semi-Finalists: March 2, 2020 Monday
National Semi-Finalist Application Deadline: March 11, 2020 Wednesday
National Semi-Finalist Teacher Evaluation Deadline: March 12, 2020 Thursday
National Scoring Open: March 17, 2020 Tuesday
National Scoring Deadline: March 27, 2020 Friday
Notification to National Finalists: March 31, 2020 Tuesday
Leadership Weekend: April 23 - 26, 2020 Thursday - Sunday
Elks National Convention: July 3 - 6, 2020 Friday - Monday

To register as a Lodge, District or State Chair click the Register button below. Use the login credentials sent to you via email. If you are registering as the Chair for multiple levels, you will only need to complete one Registration Form. If needed, you may return to your Registration Form prior to each registration deadline listed below. You must register by the deadline listed for your chair position in order to score applications. No exceptions.

Registration Level Deadline Day of the Week
Lodge November 11, 2019 Monday
District December 10, 2019 Tuesday
State January 31, 2020 Friday

Application Scoring Date Day of the Week
Lodge Opens November 20, 2019 Wednesday
Lodge Deadline December 9, 2019 Monday
District Opens December 18, 2019 Wednesday
District Deadline January 6, 2020 Monday
State Opens February 6, 2020 Thursday
State Deadline February 24, 2020 Monday
National Opens March 17, 2020 Tuesday
National Deadline March 27, 2020 Friday

Applications are scored using the online Scoring Portal. To access your applications ready for scoring, click the Scoring Portal button below.

Along with the Scholarship Chair, the Elks National Foundation recommends an MVS Committee of no less than three and no more than five members. Scholarship Chairs are provided with Committee Member login credentials. Note: If a committee member is related to an applicant, they should recuse themselves for the process.

The Scholarship Chair will determine the number of applications to be scored. Applications are divided into two groups, Boys and Girls. Options are to score up to 15, 25 or all complete applications for each group. Scores must be Submitted to be considered toward the applicant’s Total Score.

Scoring System:

Each applicant is reviewed with Objective and Subjective Scores.

Objective Scores consist of Academic and Financial Scores. At the Lodge and District levels, these scores are automatically calculated. Total points for each section:

  • Academic: 450 Points
  • Financial Need: 100 Points

Subjective Scores are called the Leadership Scores. These are based on the Resume, Essay, and general information that makes the applicant stand out. You will enter a score of 0 to 10 points. Each category is then weighted to allow for a total possible point value of 450.

  • Community Service: 100 Points
  • Honors and Awards: 50 Points
  • Extracurricular Activities: 125 Points
  • Employment: 50 Points
  • Essay: 100 Points
  • Stand Out Applicant: 25 Points

Application Scoring Date Day of the Week
Lodge Opens November 20, 2019 Wednesday
Lodge Deadline December 9, 2019 Monday
District Opens December 18, 2019 Wednesday
District Deadline January 6, 2020 Monday
State Opens February 6, 2020 Thursday
State Deadline February 24, 2020 Monday
National Opens March 17, 2020 Tuesday
National Deadline March 27, 2020 Friday

After each application scoring deadline, listed below, the Final Scores report will be updated for your review. This report will be displayed in rank order by Total Score. If applicants are scored by a committee, those scores are averaged to advance applicants to next level.

Reports are available to Scholarship Chairs on the Judge Dashboard. Click the Judge Dashboard button below and use the same login credentials that you use to score applications.

Once scoring is complete, Scholarship Chairs will receive a notification that details the advancing applicants.

Application Scoring Date Day of the Week
Lodge Opens November 20, 2019 Wednesday
Lodge Deadline December 9, 2019 Monday
District Opens December 18, 2019 Wednesday
District Deadline January 6, 2020 Monday
State Opens February 6, 2020 Thursday
State Deadline February 24, 2020 Monday
National Opens March 17, 2020 Tuesday
National Deadline March 27, 2020 Friday


For a full FAQ, click the 2020 MVS Judging FAQ button below.

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Technical Support and ENF Questions

If you need assistance accessing your e-mail or with general computer issues, or have general questions about the program, contact ENF at (773) 755-4732.

 

ISTS Program Support is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central.

Registration and Scoring Help: ELKSMVSSelection@applyISTS.com
Applicant Help: ElksMVS@applyISTS.com
Phone: (855) 542-7444