The Lumen Prize assists Elon University students in the attainment of ambitious and serious intellectual goals during their junior and senior years. Awards may be used for scholarship assistance, research assistance, international study, equipment and supplies, summer stipends, and other approved expenses. Winners of the Lumen Prize receive special mentoring and support in pursuit of graduate fellowships and international awards such as the Rhodes, Truman, Goldwater, and Rotary scholarships. The work of Lumen Prize winners will be publicly celebrated as representing the very best achievements of Elon University undergraduates. Students planning on attending graduate or professional school are strongly encouraged to apply.
• candidates must be completing their second year at Elon
• candidates must demonstrate a commitment to pursuing at least two additional academic years of study as Elon students
• candidates must demonstrate a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher
The committee will select Lumen Prize winners based on the following criteria:
• Intellectual inquiry and integration
* a set of goals that are clear, focused, and scholarly
* a set of proposed activities/experiences that cumulatively support the applicant’s goals
* a balance between diversity of experiences and depth of engagement that supports an exceptional undergraduate experience
* in some cases, a plan of study that diverges from what might be considered a more “traditional” path [e.g., cutting across multiple disciplines, innovative within a particular discipline or program, or bridging traditional modes of academic inquiry with experiences outside the academy]
• Intellectual curiosity and reflection
* applicant conveys an intrinsic and impassioned engagement with proposed area of inquiry and expression, and an active openness to discovery and reflection
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.
The Honors student and anthropology major won top honors for his research of Quechua myths in Peru.
Peter Jakes '17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.
Three other Elon students were selected to present undergraduate research projects to the Southeastern Commission on the Study of Religion.
Ashley King '17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.
Amy Mullan is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April.