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Communications Fellows

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Scholarships & Program Benefits

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Communications Fellows are among the most active students on campus. Concepts come alive as you gain real-world experience working with the student-run newspaper, the campus radio station, Elon Student Television, the student PR agency and feature film and documentary production.

As a Fellow, you can also expect to:

  • Have early access to professional-quality equipment and state-of-the-art facilities in Elon's ACEJMC nationally accredited School of Communications, including two TV studios, digital video editing bays, a control room and a screening room.
  • Take challenging Fellows courses such as Communications in a Global Age, Digital Media Convergence and senior seminar.
  • Team up with other Fellows as you conduct and present undergraduate research, produce a documentary series or create a TV program.
  • Learn from faculty mentors who have a wealth of experience and contacts in the communications industry.
  • Gain valuable professional experience by doing internships for leading media organizations such as CNN, Black Entertainment Television, The Weather Channel, ESPN The Magazine or prominent public relations agencies.
  • Visit major media centers like California and Florida to see firsthand how the industry operates.

Who should apply?

Applicants should be academically talented high school seniors who plan to major in journalism, strategic communications, media arts & wntertainment, or communication science. Students should have a GPA of at least 3.7 and SATs of 1900 (ACT 28) or higher. Selection is based on high school academic performance, extracurricular involvement. and communications experience. Students invited for an on-campus visit must also compose an essay and participate in a faculty interview.