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.


Alumnus selected for Fulbright award, will teach in Indonesia
<p>Greg Sutton &#39;14, who majored in&nbsp;political science and international studies while at Elon, will travel to Indonesia as part of a federal program that builds goodwill between the United States and people of other nations.&nbsp;</p>
Elon senior earns $15,000 public service award to support nonprofit work
<p>Josephine Gardner, a public health studies major from Maine, has received the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award to grow a nonprofit she founded to empower low-income women in Ethiopia.&nbsp;</p>
Elon sophomore selected for Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute
<p>Bridgette Agbozo &rsquo;19 will study this summer at the University of Bristol through the program sponsored by the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission.&nbsp;</p>