The Elks National Foundation (ENF) provides more than $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation Office. Applications are on-line at BPOE-Scholarships. All of these applications must go through Middlesex Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation Office.
Legacy Awards (ENF)
Four thousand dollars ($1,000) per year for four years) merit-based scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks who are members in good standing.
Most Valuable Student Scholarships (ENF)
Five hundred 4-year scholarships, ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, for graduating high school seniors based on financial need, leadership and scholarship. We are very proud to say that some Middlesex High School students were recipients of such scholarships.
Emergency Educational Grants (ENF)
One-year educational grants available to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks
Local Educational Scholarships (Middlesex Elks)
Linda Pachucki Memorial Scholarship
Linda Pachucki, a highly respected teacher in the Piscataway School District, was the spouse of Richard Pachucki, Past Exalted Ruler, Past Elk of the Year, Past State President, Grand Lodge Chairman of the Lodge Activities State Association, Past Grand Inner Guard and owner of Boro Hall Pharmacy in Middlesex. In her many years as an Elk Lady, Linda was a great contributor in all Elks endeavors. Her untimely passing left a void in the Lodge and, to honor her memory, a $1,000 Scholarship was instituted.
Charles Morgan Memorial Scholarship
Rare are those who do not remember “Charlie” Morgan. Mailman for years, crossing-guard by Mauger School, special police officer, and a loving and caring husband and father, Charlie was Chairman of our Youth Activities Committee he hosted sports dinners for the students, inviting baseball sports idols; he made a point to recognize students of the month, and he hosted Youth Awards Night. Charlie’s legacy will live on forever. In his loving memory, a scholarship for $1,000 for high school seniors was instituted.
Linda Sasso-Martinowich Memorial Scholarship
Linda, an Elk Lady, daughter of Tony and Monique Sasso and wife of member Mark Martinowich was diagnosed with multiple cancers, and for three years, Linda had numerous high-risk and costly surgeries. As always, the Middlesex Community came together and many fund raisers were done to help her family with the astronomical medical bills. At the time of her passing, money remaining from the fund raisers, as well as donations given in lieu of flowers, a $1,000 scholarship was instituted to “pay forward” to the seniors of our high school. The fund has generated enough money to make it a perpetual scholarship.
Joseph P. Zuccarelli Memorial Leadership Scholarship
Joseph P. Zuccarelli, former Mayor of Middlesex Borough, leader “par excellence.” He was responsible for the location of the current Post Office, established the First Bank in Middlesex, the Acquisition of the Green Acres land and subsequently the location of of Middlesex High School. Additionally, he was responsible for the purchase of land of Hazelwood School (for the cost of $1.00) as well as land for Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church and School. Mayor Joe, as fondly remembered, in his few years in office accomplished much that would benefit this entire community. As an Elk, Joe was Elk of the Year and, more significantly, was Parliamentarian of the Lodge for 40 years. Thus, at the time of his passing at the age of 98, it was deemed important to institute a $1,000. Memorial “Leadership” Scholarship in his honor.