The Lumen Prize supports a two-year intellectual journey over the course of the junior and senior years. As with any journey, there are stages along the way -- each one with new discoveries and each with its unique blend of successes, frustrations, and new resolve. This page will help you keep up with the most recent stage in the journeys of our Lumen Scholars. Highlights from the most recent semester's activities and accomplishments are posted. In addition, some of the scholars have also created blogs, photo archives, video, and other means of documenting their journey. When available, you'll find links to those under each student's name and update.
We hope you'll enjoy keeping up with the Lumen Scholars as they continue along on some truly exciting and remarkable journeys!
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
Omolayo Ojo’s $10,000 award covers her expenses to study in Senegal for the fall semester as she conducts Lumen Prize research on African emigrants to the United States.
In a series of interviews with lawyers and career specialists, Sarah Kowalkowski '13 pinpoints the characteristics of students who thrive in law school - and then their profession.
The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.
Elon University senior Erica Schenhals has researched the effect oxytocin has on immune cells and breast cancer cells.
Thomas Price ‘13 developed a mobile application for middle and high school students to create their own video games using math and science principles.