“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, part of the Center for Access and Success, is a non-profit 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

Inaugural summit at Elon examines issues facing first-generation college students

The NC Emerge 1G Summit was hosted and led by Elon's Examining Disparities in Educational Access Living Learning Community and drew attendees from students around the state.

Elon announces 30 new scholarships for students in the Odyssey Program

The new scholarship gifts and commitments announced by President Leo M. Lambert and a group of key university volunteers on Friday come from seven inspired donors.

Elon Academy welcomes newest class of scholars with special College Coffee

Monday's gathering on Scott Plaza in front of the Alamance Building offered an opportunity to welcome new and returning members of the Elon Academy, the university's college access and success program for local high school students.  

Elon Academy celebrates eighth class 

Members of the Elon Academy's Iota Class were joined by friends, family and supporters on May 16 for a celebration of their 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