Below are links for all the forms you will need. NOTE: We learn from experience and try to improve the program based on what we have learned. Therefore, these forms are revised annually. Be absolutely sure that you, your mentor, and your recommender are using the current forms!
All materials -- your application and the letters of nomination and recommendation -- must be submitted by the posted deadline for your proposal to be considered. All material is to be submitted electronically to the Lumen Prize office at email@example.com. Keep a saved copy of your application for your own records. Please note that the deadline for all materials is Wednesday, 12:00 noon, March 18, 2015.
Interested and eligible students should download and review this form carefully. You are strongly encouraged to meet with the person you hope to serve as your mentor as early in the process as possible. Please note that the completed form will require both of your electronic signatures [full names typed where indicated].
Letter of Nomination
This is the form to be submitted in officially nominating the applicant for a Lumen Prize. Your efforts in addressing the requested information clearly and thoroughly are appreciated. For more information about your role as a mentor to a Lumen Scholar, please review the following document.
Information for Mentors
This document provides detailed information for mentors including who is eligible to serve as a mentor, the compensation policy associated with mentoring a Lumen Scholar, and the program’s expectations concerning the responsibilities the mentor has toward his or her Scholar.
Letter of Recommendation
The letter of recommendation is the second of the two letters of support applicants arrange to have submitted. [The letter of nomination is the first.] Applicants are advised to select an individual who can best speak to their accomplishments and potential, but they are further advised that having recommendations with more than a single perspective can strengthen applications. That is, a recommendation coming from someone in a different department or program within the university than the mentor, or from outside of Elon, might be the best complement to the mentor's letter of nomination. Choosing one's recommender wisely is part of preparing an outstanding application packet.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
Alexander Bruch ’14 sought feedback from chemistry professors & staff in the Student Professional Development Center as he applied to graduate schools, including Yale University, for a doctorate in electrical engineering.
Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation.
Caley Mikesell is one of eight fellows from around the world spending June and July in rural India to help research and develop holistic programs aimed at improving conditions for impoverished villages.
Recent Elon University graduate Sarah Holland's study of Christian complicity in the evils of Nazi Germany shed light on the way people of faith can be led astray by leaders who exploit religious beliefs at the expense of marginalized populations.
Over the past two years, Elon University senior and Lumen Prize recipient Michelle Nussbaum has used a top award for undergraduate research to pinpoint the reasons many older readers find comfort in novels written for adolescent audiences.
Elon University senior Greg Honan researched the stories two former presidents told of public assistance recipients and found a direct influence on the way local politicians talk about social services.