The National and International Fellowships Office (NIFO)     

Envision. Apply. Embark.

The National and International Fellowships Office (NIFO) helps high-achieving students envision future paths and identify relevant fellowship and scholarship opportunities, apply and integrate their disciplinary knowledge and experiential learning in a competitive application, and embark on future opportunities with confidence and purpose as they move toward their long-term goals.

What are National and International Fellowships?

National and international fellowships provide financial awards to exceptional undergraduate students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing graduate study, carrying out internships, conducting research or teaching abroad. Typically funded by government grants or private foundations, such fellowships confer financial awards along with other possible benefits, including international prestige, preferential admission to graduate schools, leadership training, opportunities for international exchange and access to networks of individuals who share ambitious goals.

In recent years, Elon students have been successful in a number of prestigious national fellowship competitions, including those for the Truman Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Fulbright U.S. Student Grants.

Featured Fellowship Recipient: Omolayo Ojo

Omolayo Ojo '15 received a Boren Scholarship to study Wolof in Senegal. In this video she discusses her experience working with the National and International Fellowships Office (NIFO) at Elon to compete for this award. Omolayo later went on to receive a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in France.

News

Four awarded Fulbright grants to study and conduct research abroad
<p>Three members of Elon&rsquo;s Class of 2018 and a recent alumna are among 10 Elon students selected for Fulbright awards this year &mdash;&nbsp;a record for the university.&nbsp;</p>
Seven receive Fulbright awards to teach English abroad
<p>A record 11 Elon students and alums have been awarded Fulbright grants this spring to teach English or conduct research, adding to Elon&rsquo;s reputation as a top producer of Fulbright award winners.</p>
Elon senior earns $15,000 public service award to support nonprofit work
<p>Surya Shahi, who is majoring in acting and international studies, has received the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award to advance his nonprofit that is building a school in his native Nepal.&nbsp;</p>