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“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
-- United Negro College Fund

“El mente es una cosa terrible para malgastar.”
-- United Negro College Fund


“The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.”
-- Barbra Pletcher, author

“Los ganadores verdaderos en la vida son las personas que miren cada situación con la expectacón que pueden hacer que funcione o hacerlo mejor.”
 -- Barbra Pletcher, escritura



“Where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."
-- Frederick Buechner, writer/theologian

"Donde su felicidad profunda y el hambre profundo del mundo coinciden."
-- Frederick Buechner, escritor/teólogo



“The youth is the hope of our future.”
-- Jose Rizal, Filipino nationalist

"La juventud es la esperanza del futuro."
-- Jose Rizal, nacionalisto Filipino 

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Welcome to Elon Academy

The Elon Academy is a college access and success program for academically promising high school students in Alamance County with a financial need and/or no family history of college. The Academy includes three consecutive summer residential experiences prior to the sophomore, junior and senior years, as well as year-round Saturday programs for students and families. The summer after high school graduation, scholars and families participate in the Elon Academy Transitions to College Program. Once on their respective college campuses, Elon Academy graduates and families are provided with continuing support through the Elon Academy College Success Program to ensure college completion. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about our program.

Although the Elon Academy was launched by Elon University, the program is not funded through tuition dollars. The sustainability of the Academy is dependent on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and foundations.

Elon Academy News

Elon Academy students conduct research on poverty, college access

Scholars created service projects and traveled to the nation's capital this summer as they sought solutions to barriers faced by underrepresented and underserved students who dream of attending college.

Presentations & celebration bring an end to summer for Elon Academy

Prior to a Friday evening closing ceremony, high school scholars in Elon University’s college access and success program shared with family and friends the lessons they will carry with them from their summer experience on campus.

Elon Academy scholars make rap album for summer class

Fourteen high school students in a philosophy course on race, gender and hip-hop visited a Greensboro recording studio Wednesday to create their own album with messages of resilience, hope and equality.

Special College Coffee welcomes Elon Academy scholars to campus

Alamance County high school students were introduced to the campus community in the 8th annual College Coffee held in honor of the Elon Academy.

Contact Information

E-mail: elonacademy@elon.edu
Phone: (336) 278-6109

Visit the Elon Academy:
Powell House 2nd Floor
405 E. College Ave.
Elon, NC 27244

Mailing address:
2108 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244