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

“La 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 miran cada situación con la expectación 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 la 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 scholars welcomed to campus with special College Coffee

Dozens of Alamance County high school students were introduced to the campus community in the 9th annual College Coffee held June 15 in honor of the Elon Academy.

Elon Academy celebrates Eta class

Members of the Elon Academy's sixth class joined friends and family members May 28 to celebrate their success as they prepare for their college journey.

Elon Academy Eta Scholars cross $2 million mark in merit-based aid

Elon University submitted video to White House

Elon University submitted a video to the White House regarding near-peer mentoring in the Center for Access and Success

Contact Information

Phone: (336) 278-6109
Visit the Elon Academy:
Elon University
Mooney Building, suite 302
Elon, NC 27244
Mailing address:
2108 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244