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Meet the Class of 2014 Elks Scholars

Tanner Snider
2014 Legacy Awards Recipient 

Indiana University - Bloomington—Finance Major

Sponsored by Vincennes, Ind., Lodge No. 291


After working for years on the family farm, Tanner Snider knows the meaning of hard work. Coupled with his business acumen, he will take his work ethic from the barn to the board room, as he prepares to study business and finance this fall.

After college, Tanner hopes to obtain a master’s degree and work in finance before climbing the corporate ladder to become a CEO. 

While his sights are on the future, Tanner knows the importance of serving others and creating a positive impact in his community today. In high school, he founded and led the Down with Depression program to advocate for depression awareness. Through many hours of fundraising and planning, Tanner spoke to thousands of students in his community about the warning signs and effects of depression and the importance of suicide prevention.

Through continued advocacy in college and beyond, Tanner hopes to bring awareness and break down the stigma surrounding depression. You can read more about his advocacy efforts in his own words here.

Thanks to his Legacy Award, Tanner is looking forward to a bright future as a businessman with a mission to help others.

“Becoming a member of the Elks family is important to me,” says Tanner. “Being recognized for my service, commitment, and patriotism is a true blessing, and I cannot thank the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks enough.”

In 2014-15, the Elks National Foundation allocated $1 million to fund 250 scholarships for the children and grandchildren of Elks. If you know any Elks children who are high school seniors, encourage them to visit
www.elks.org/enf/scholars for information, including eligibility and deadlines.

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