The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will recognize the top winners in the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program.

The 2020 application will open on Aug. 5 and any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen can apply on the Elks website, Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. The deadline is Nov. 5.

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all-expenses-paid leadership weekend in Chicago where they’ll interview with the national judges. The finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

Annually, the Elks award college scholarships across the nation totaling more than $4.7 million, and have made more than $5 billion in donations since it started 151 years ago. Last year alone, the Elks donated approximately $420 million in cash, gifts and time to make communities better places to live.