School of Education

Financial Support for Students

In addition to the Teaching Fellows and Noyce Scholars programs, numerous additional sources of scholarships and other financial support are available to students in the School of Education. See below for information about scholarships and forgivable loan as well as how to apply for support for other expenses.

School of Education Scholarships

Each spring, the Teacher Education Program accepts applications from students for both need-based and merit-based scholarships that are supported by generous donors. Scholarship application availability, instructions for applying, and deadline information will be communicated in the spring via email to eligible students.

Gift funds to support student research, projects, or emergencies

Also thanks to generous donors, gift money is available to support specific needs. The Stewardship Commiitee encourages you to apply for support if you have an emergency need. You may also apply for funding to support your undergraduate research including registration and travel expenses if you attend and present your work at a conference. Gift funds may be used for projects in your P-12 classrooms and for special student-led projects such as the Little Free Library and The Elon Network. In addition, gift funds may support travel both here and abroad for students with financial need.

  • Request for Gift Funds - Use this form to apply for funding for a support of your research, associated expenses like travel, or a special project. Students will need to have a faculty sponsor when applying.
  • Emergency Fund Application (undergraduate students) - Use this form to apply for support during a financial emergency that presents a barrier to your continuation in the program.
  • Emergency Fund Application (graduate students) - Use this form to apply for support during a financial emergency that presents a barrier to your continuation in the program.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)

Forgivable Education Loans for Service "provide financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina." For the current academic year, approved programs/shortage professions include teachers of math, science, middle grades, and special education. FELS loan recipients arel required to teach in an approved position in a North Carolina school in order to repay the loan; generally, a loan for one academic year will be forgiven for one year of full-time employment.

University scholarship opportunities

Elon offers many need-based and merit-based scholarships for students. The Office of Financial Planning can provide information and assist students seeking financial support.