Study of Religion

Application Process

Preparation: Students who wish to prepare for an application to the Multi-faith Scholars could take advantage of numerous Elon programs and courses that would begin to familiarize them with multi-faith issues and concerns in their first and second years. Examples include Elon’s Multi-faith SAGES program, a four-semester, co-curricular experience open to all students, designed to engage students in multi-faith work and communities through, for instance, interfaith dialogue, conflict negotiation, self-awareness autobiographical writing, and public speaking. The Interreligious Studies Minor is a multi-disciplinary minor, also open to all students, that focuses on historical and contemporary encounters between and interactions among distinct religious communities and/or traditions. It provides students the background to analyze the character of interreligious encounter, to think critically about interfaith dialogue, and to function effectively in multi-religious and multi-cultural contexts.

Application: Students will apply to be Scholars in the spring of their second year at Elon, securing a mentor who will work with them one-on-one to develop their application. Following the review of applications, select applicants will be invited to participate in interviews in late March-early April. Announcements of scholarships will take place in late April. Five students will be chosen each year and will be granted $5,000 per year – for a total of $10,000 in support – for their projects.

The deadline for the Multi-faith application is March 26, 2018 at 5pm. Email completed applications to the program director, Dr. Amy Allocco at

2018-19 Application Forms can be found here.

Faculty Mentor Letter of Recommendation Form can be found here.

Supporting Letter of Recommendation Form can be found here.

Forms for Current Scholars and Mentors

MFS Semester Plan for Mentors and Scholars

MFS Semester Report for Scholars

MFS Semester Report for Mentors

MFS Reimbursement Form