Welcome to the Freedom Scholars Program, Elon University’s latest college access program. In partnership with the Teagle Foundation’s “Knowledge for Freedom” initiative, this free program is tailored for local high school students from underserved populations who want to attend college and be difference makers in their communities.

Fifteen talented and promising rising civic leaders will join the program in summer 2022 and participate in a two-week, intensive, residential experience with monthly programming throughout the academic year. During that time, Freedom Scholars will work collaboratively with a civic-leader mentor, whose expertise in the Freedom Scholar’s area of interest will help deepen and shape their understanding of some of the complex challenges they must address in their battle against the barriers holding back their communities’ progress.

We invite you to browse this site to learn how you or your student can become a Freedom Scholar, how undergraduate Elon students can serve as student mentors or how community members can support the program as civic leader mentors.

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