The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program (NCTF) is a competitive, merit-based forgivable loan for service program that provides up to $8,250 a year for up to four years ($33,000) to highly-qualified students from North Carolina who are committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field in a North Carolina public school. Elon University is one of only five partner institutions for this program. The application and selection process for NCTF is separate from the Elon Teaching Fellows program. Apply for NCTF at by the January 7 deadline. Students can receive an NCTF award and an award in one of the following programs: Honors, Elon College, Leadership or Teaching Fellows.