Watson and Odyssey Scholars Program

An Exceptional Experience

Students in the Watson and Odyssey Scholars Program meet frequently with program directors to track their goals and progress within the program. Watson and Odyssey students also gather for monthly community building events. These meetings bring together students in each year of the program to connect, converse and reflect on their experiences. The program includes a stipend for books and supplies, and a $4,000 Elon Experiences grant, which may be used for university-approved study abroad, internship research, service or leadership experience.

A Plan for Success

Students selected for the Watson and Odyssey Scholars Program move through their four years at Elon as part of a group. Students learn and have fun together while taking part in the following activities:

  • Summer pre-orientation program
  • Identity development
  • Service learning
  • Global experience
  • Maintaining a portfolio
  • Professional development
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Community building
  • Pursuing opportunities for undergraduate research
  • Building a strong resume
  • Networking opportunities