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.


Elon senior awarded Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation fellowship
<p>Maurice &ldquo;Bear&rdquo; Tos&eacute; II has been selected for the two-year paid fellowship that is awarded to an individual who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, community service and the nonprofit sector.&nbsp;</p>
Elon University named a top producer of Fulbright students
<p>Elon is featured on the annual list of American master&rsquo;s-level institutions whose graduates received Fulbright student awards for 2017-18.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Eighteen Elon scholars named semi-finalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Grants
<p>The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities to recent graduates in more than 140 countries, with approximately 1,900 grants awarded annually in all fields of study.</p>