• Applicants shall be in their second year at Elon [or, in the case of students with transfer credits, their second year of higher education, with at least one full semester completed at Elon].
• Applicants shall demonstrate a cumulative gpa of 3.50 or above at the time of the application deadline.
• Applicants shall have a nomination from an Elon faculty member or a staff member with faculty rank who is committed to serve as the applicant's mentor for the applicant's Lumen project. Applicants may make a case for exceptions if their proposal warrants. In all cases, the nominator shall be on long-term contract with the institution. (Nominations are submitted via the letter of nomination form, which is part of the complete Lumen application.)
• Applicants shall be in good standing at the university at the time of the application. That is, a history of repeated or egregious violations of either the academic or social honor codes may disqualify applicants.
• Applicants shall demonstrate a commitment to pursuing at least two additional academic years of study as Elon students [Note: Due to the nature of the timeline associated with their program, Engineering students are not eligible.]
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 for undergraduate scholars comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.
Elon senior Claire Lockard used the Lumen Prize, the university’s top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, to reconceptualize what is meant by "identity" and reimagine the possibilities for diversity on college campuses.
Elon University Lumen Scholar Michelle Alfini visited Rio de Janeiro to analyze the media’s lacking coverage of human rights violations prior to this year’s Olympic Games and fill the void in coverage through her website, RightingRio.com.
Peter Jakes '17, Michael Keenan '16, Sara Rodgers '16, Jesi Weed '16, Professor Jeff Clark, Professor Crista Arangala, and A.L. Hook Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle from Jan. 6-9, 2016.
Elon senior Helen Meskhidze, a recent finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, is using the university’s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement to help astrophysicists study galaxies that create stars at rates far greater than average.
Elon University senior Christian Seitz received a 2015 Amgen Scholarship to research the 3D structure of molecular bases within the human nose that allows humans to detect scent.