Watson and Odyssey Scholars Program

Watson & Odyssey Scholars Program

An Elon education emphasizes engaged experiences that transform the way students see the world. The Watson and Odyssey Scholars Program, which is part of the Center for Access and Success, is a highly selective merit based program consisting of talented individuals who are academically strong, civically engaged, action-oriented leaders in their communities, who will benefit from an Elon education and who demonstrate financial need.

Are you the ideal student? If so, we invite you to apply to this program ready to make a difference, not only within the Elon community but in the broader community as a student and after you graduate. Students selected for the program are recipients of a number of prestigious, endowed scholarships.

Previous Watson & Odyssey Scholars have included students who:

  • Are the first members of their family to attend college (neither parent/legal guardian has completed a four-year college degree)
  • Have not had the opportunity for enriching educational experiences due to personal circumstances or the socioeconomic climate of their community
  • Have achieved success despite hardship or challenges
  • Will bring cultural or socioeconomic diversity to Elon