Program Scholarships

Kerrii Brown Anderson Odyssey Scholarship

Created by alumna Kerrii Brown Anderson ’79, one scholarship of $20,000 serves a talented student who has achieved academic success despite significant financial and personal hardship.

The Anonymous Scholarship

The Anonymous Scholarship awards one $25,000 scholarship. It is designated for applicants with demonstrated high financial need and activities that indicate an interest in and commitment to leadership.

Baffi Family Odyssey Program Scholarship

Created through the generosity of Elon parents Rosemary and Robert Baffi, one scholarship of $22,500 serves talented young people who persevere in their educational pursuits despite significant financial and personal hardship.

The Marvin and Eva Burke Clapp Scholarship

Eva Burke Clapp established the scholarship at Elon in memory of her husband, Marvin, and in appreciation for what the university means to the City of Burlington, N.C. One $25,000 scholarship is awarded annually to students with demonstrated high financial need and academic talent.

DeJoy-Wos Odyssey Scholarship

Established by the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation, the DeJoy-Wos Odyssey Scholarship provides financial support to highly motivated students from Title I schools in Guilford County, N.C. Recipients should demonstrate a strong desire for Elon’s unique brand of high-impact educational experiences within the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. Two $22,500 scholarships are awarded.

Edna Scholars

Made possible by Elon University benefactor the late Edna Truitt Noiles ‘44, one Edna Scholar is named annually. Each recipient receives $25,000 in scholarship support. First consideration is given to students who reside or have resided in the Morgan Place/Ballpark Neighborhood of Elon, N.C. Other Alamance County, N.C., students will also be considered. Candidates may pursue any four-year major at Elon.

The Edward W. and Joan K. Doherty Odyssey Scholarship

The Edward W. and Joan K. Doherty Odyssey Scholarship awards two $25,000 scholarships to students with demonstrated high financial need. Preference is given to students who identify as African American or Hispanic.

The Ellsworth Family Odyssey Scholarship

The Ellsworth Family Odyssey Scholarship recognizes an outstanding Elon student with high demonstrated financial need from specific areas of New Jersey or Eastern Pennsylvania. The award, valued at $25,000 annually, is available to a student pursuing any four-year major at Elon. The next anticipated award is 2024.

The Elon Commitment Scholarship

The Elon Commitment Scholarship awards 10 scholarships with a guaranteed total grant award of $30,000 annually to students with demonstrated high financial need.

Commitment to Democracy Scholarships

For students entering in fall 2022, Elon is pleased to offer two Commitment to Democracy Awards. Established in 2021 and built upon the hope for an end to terrorism and spread of democracy around the world, two scholarships will support students inside or outside the United States who have been displaced by conflict or natural disaster, including but not limited to, Afghanistan, Syria and Haiti. The awards, which include endowed scholarships and other university funding, will support tuition, room and board for four years.

The Honorable Thad Eure North Carolina Achievement Scholarship

The Honorable Thad Eure Scholarship honors North Carolina’s former Secretary of State who served as an Elon trustee for 47 years. Applicants must reside in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Gates, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham or Wake counties and graduate from a North Carolina high school. Three $12,000 Eure Scholarships are awarded each year to applicants with demonstrated high financial need and academic talent. The Eure Scholarship is renewable annually.

The John L. Georgeo Scholarship

The John L. Georgeo Scholarship is awarded annually to two incoming students of outstanding character who show academic promise and talent or leadership experience valued by the Elon community. Two scholarships of $7,500 each are awarded annually. These scholarships are for tuition only and are renewable annually based on academic performance, demonstrated high financial need, citizenship and full-time enrollment.

Lorraine Fogleman Grant and Muir William Grant Music Scholarship

The Lorraine Fogleman Grant and Muir William Grant Music Scholarship awards one $25,000 scholarship. It is designated for students who intend to major in music performance or music education and have demonstrated high financial need. An audition is required. The next anticipated award date is April 2024.

Margaret Ann Hall Scholarship

The Margaret Ann Hall Scholarship is designated for a female student from Virginia with demonstrated high financial need. It is a full-tuition scholarship and is renewable annually. A new recipient is selected every four years.

Heinrich Family Odyssey Program Scholarship

A generous gift from Elon parents Robert and Amy Heinrich awards a $22,500 scholarship to a talented student who has persevered in their educational pursuits despite significant personal and financial adversity. Preference is given students from the Chicago metropolitan area.

The Jessie T. Hook ’46 Scholarship

The Jessie T. Hook ‘46 Scholarship awards two $25,000 scholarships. These are designed for applicants with demonstrated high financial need and a strong academic record. The next anticipated award date is 2024.

Horizons National Odyssey Scholarship

The Horizons National Odyssey Scholarship was established by Cindy and Rob Citrone, parents of a 2017 Elon alumna. A $25,000 scholarship supports one student who has completed the Horizons National Pre-K to 12 summer program or its successor program.

The Sam and Vicky Hunt Scholarship

The Sam and Vicky Hunt Scholarship supports talented young people who persevere in their educational pursuits despite significant financial and personal adversity. One $25,000 scholarship is available.

Inman Family Odyssey Scholarship

William J. and Patricia Inman, parents of a Class of 2000 Elon alumna, established the Inman Family Odyssey Scholarship. Two $25,000 scholarships are awarded annually to students pursuing any four-year major at Elon.

Archie and Adelaid Israel Scholarship

The Archie and Adelaid Israel Scholarship supports one student in Elon’s Odyssey Program annually. The award, valued at $22,500, is available to a student pursuing any four-year major at Elon. The next anticipated award date is 2023.

Leo M. Lambert Odyssey Program Scholarship

Created by Elon parents and named in honor of Elon’s eighth president, Dr. Leo M. Lambert, a $25,000 scholarship serves talented young people who persevere in their educational pursuits despite significant financial and personal adversity.

The Gail H. LaRose Scholarship

The Gail H. LaRose Scholarship is valued at $30,000 and designated for a student in Elon’s Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education. It is awarded annually. The next anticipated award is 2024.

The Mac Mahon Family Scholarship

The Mac Mahon Family Scholarship is designated for students with demonstrated high financial need who reside in Alamance County, N.C., in Essex and Hudson counties, N.J., or other identified counties in urban areas of northern New Jersey. One student is selected to receive this $15,000 award. The Mac Mahon Family Scholarship is renewable annually.

The Douglas and Edna Truitt ‘44 Noiles Scholarship

The Douglas and Edna Truitt Noiles ’44 Scholarship awards two $25,000 scholarships annually to high achieving students with significant financial need or no family history of college. Preference for these awards is given to students who have completed Elon Academy, Elon University’s college access program for high school students in Alamance County, N.C.

Silvernail Family Odyssey Scholarship

Made possible through the generosity of Elon parents Shelby and Andrew Silvernail, a scholarship of $22,500 serves talented young people who persevere in their educational pursuits despite significant financial and personal adversity.

Bill and Sue Smith Odyssey Scholarship

The Bill and Sue Smith Odyssey Scholarship, valued at $22,500, is awarded to a student pursuing any four-year major at Elon. The next anticipated date is 2024.

Steers Odyssey Program Scholarship

A generous gift by Elon parents Robert and Lauren Steers awards one $25,000 scholarship to a talented student who perseveres in their educational pursuits despite significant financial and personal adversity.

The Susan Scholarship

The Susan Scholarship is for young women of potential whose personal financial circumstances would otherwise make an Elon education inaccessible. Four $20,000 scholarships are awarded annually.

The Leon and Lorraine Watson Scholarship

The Leon and Lorraine Watson Scholarship awards eight scholarships which, when combined with other endowed funds, provide a guaranteed total of $30,000. Scholarships are awarded to North Carolina students who have strong academic records and demonstrated high financial need.