Eligibility Requirements

• 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 letter of recommendation 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 mentor shall be on long-term contract with the institution. (Letters are submitted via the mentor's letter of recommendation 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.]

For More Information

Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
cahilla@elon.edu

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