Elon seeks $30 million in endowment to underwrite scholarships for students from all backgrounds and take them to the heart of issues through study, leadership and service on campus and abroad.
Need-based scholarships will ensure access to able students of all backgrounds.
Talent-based scholarships will attract students of diverse talents and abilities.
Endowment gifts for scholarships are critically important. They will provide us the agility we need to compete for the range and variety of students that are Elon. We must increase our institutional capacity to provide financial aid to first-generation college students and to our law students, many of whom are training for careers in public service.
Elon also must increase the number of scholarships available for the 16 sports that we sponsor for both men and women, making us more competitive with our peers in NCAA Division I. All of the funds raised for athletics through the Phoenix Club during this campaign will go toward student-athlete scholarships.
One of the seminal events in Elon’s rise in reputation was the creation of the Kenan Scholarships, which have brought to us some of our finest students and given an identity and a home to the Honors Program at Elon. In 2008-09, the first recipients of the “Susan” Scholarships were named; long-time university benefactor Furman Moseley ’56 created the awards in honor of his wife, Susan, with a $5 million gift — the largest gift in Elon’s history. We are grateful that more than three-dozen new scholarships were created by generous supporters during the leadership phase of the Ever Elon Campaign.
Sample Scholarship Funding Opportunities
|Odyssey Scholarships (need-based)||$500,000|
|Talent-based Scholarships||$50,000 - $500,000|
NC Teaching Fellows
$60,000 - $125,000
|Law/Departmental Scholarships || $100,000|
|Athletics Scholarships|| $50,000 - $500,000|