“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 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

Elon Academy Celebrates 10 years

Join us in celebrating the first 10 years of Elon University's transformative college access and success program.

Elon Academy summer photos

Nine Elon Academy students participated in a photography class during the summer 2016 session on campus. 

Gifts from Elon alumna support scholarships, Elon Academy

Retired educator Nancy Turner Watson ’66 champions life-changing initiatives that serve students from pre-kindergarten through college.

Elon hosts special College Coffee for Elon Academy scholars

Students from Alamance County high schools participating in the Elon Academy were welcomed to campus June 13 at a 10th annual College Coffee held in their honor.

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