Elon College Fellows

Selection Process

If you are interested in becoming an Elon College Fellow, you should:

  • intend to major in one of the many fields within Elon College, The College of Arts and Sciences
  • rank in the top 15% of your high school class
  • have completed a rigorous course of high school study
  • have a GPA of at least 3.8 and have a combined critical reading, math and writing SAT score of 1980 (ACT 30) or higher
  • complete the Fellows Application.

An invitation to come to campus to compete for a place in the program is based on interest in the arts and sciences, high school performance, expression of academic and other interests, and thoughtfulness of application essay.

Selection is determined after the competition on Fellows Weekend, March 6-7, 2015.

Selection is based chiefly on high school performance, an on-campus interview with a faculty member and the quality of an essay written during Fellows Weekend.

The program seeks students who are passionate about the arts and sciences and who seek to have a deeper experience in their chosen majors by engaging in a two-year project with a faculty mentor.

Fellows are selected by the Elon College Fellows Advisory Committee, composed of Pam Kiser, Interim Dean of Elon College; Nancy Harris, Associate Dean of Elon College and Director of the Elon College Fellows Program; Nina Namaste, Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Arts and Humanities Fellows; Linda Niedzela, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Mathematical and Natural Sciences Fellows; and Jason Kirk, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Social Sciences Fellows.

The Elon College Fellows Program seeks to enroll 50 Fellows each year.

Students must intend to major in one of many fields within Elon College, The College of Arts and Sciences.