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.

This site offers information about the types of national and international fellowships that are available to Elon students, suggestions about what makes an applicant competitive, the achievements and activities of recent national fellowship recipients from Elon, and information to help you begin the application process.  Click here to access the numerous opportunities available. 

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Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in France
<p><span>Omolayo Ojo, an international studies major and Honors Fellow from Maryland, will spend a year in Europe before pursuing graduate studies in immigration law, migration and development.</span></p>
Six Elon alumni selected as NSF Graduate Research Fellows
<p>The alumni are part of the 2,000 graduate applicants selected to receive funding from the National Science Foundation in 2015.</p>
Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in Thailand
<p>Christine Fortner, an elementary education major from Virginia, travels to Southeast Asia after graduation to help others learn English as part of a federal program that builds good will&nbsp;between the United States&nbsp;and people of other nations.</p>