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Honors Fellows

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Scholarships & Program Benefits

Mary The Honors Program offers intellectually demanding and dynamic courses that focus on writing and critical-thinking skills. Throughout the four-year sequence, you will learn how to conduct sophisticated academic research in preparation for the highlight of the program—a project of professional quality that culminates in a published volume in Elon's Belk Library.

Simply put, as an Honors Fellow you will be challenged to take advantage of all the best features of an Elon education:

  • Take interdisciplinary honors courses to get a broad perspective on the arts and sciences and their interconnections.
  • Learn the formal process of writing a thesis by choosing a topic and working collaboratively with a faculty mentor. There's no better preparation for graduate school.
  • Experience the thrill and intensity of writing and presenting a major work of scholarship.
  • Expand your global perspective through study abroad or Study USA.
  • Join a community of kindred spirits who want to be fully engaged in a life-changing academic experience.

Who should apply?

Students who have taken a demanding high school curriculum, rank in the top of their class, and have SATs of 2000 (ACT 31) or higher and a GPA of 3.9 or higher are encouraged to apply.

Each year, 40 students will be selected as Honors Fellows based on their high school records, essays, teacher recommendations and interviews. Honors Fellows may pursue any major offered at the university except for engineering.