An Elon College junior fellow gestures towards her research poster while engaging in a presentation about her research to a group of attentive individuals.

Elon College Fellows

The Elon College Fellows program promotes lifelong learning and relationships, sparking curiosity across the arts and sciences through mentored research, focused seminars and activities designed to deepen scholarship.

  • 50 first-year fellows joined the program in fall 2022, participating in the Big Cat Colloquium at the Animal Park at the Conservators Center and visiting Washington, D.C., to examine applications of academic disciplines.
  • Junior fellows presented research posters for their two-year, mentored projects in November, modeling the early stages of research for sophomores.
  • 39 senior Elon College Fellows graduated after completing two years of closely mentored research that led to state and national conference presentations and publications.

Engineering Fellows

Elon’s Engineering Fellows program challenges passionate students to design, prototype and test potential solutions to the complex problems facing our world today.

  • 44 Engineering Fellows were enrolled in 2022-23.
  • Fellows were accepted to competitive internships, awarded for academic achievement and participated in the University’s Elon LEADS celebration.
  • 21 first-year fellows completed Grand Challenges in Engineering I & II, a highly experiential foundation of courses, and established peer-mentoring relationships through Elon 1010 and involvement with the Elon Engineers club.
  • A fourth cohort of 12 scholars enrolls this fall.

Health Professions Scholars & Health Professions Advising

The Health Professions Scholars program is a selective merit-based program for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. Health Professions Scholars are part of the pre-health track that includes a community of peers from various majors.

  • 13 Health Professions Scholars graduated in 2023
  • They were accepted to programs at institutions including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the UNC School of Dentistry, the University of Washington and the University of Southern California Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Others accepted jobs with the National Security Agency, Accenture, and Ziegler.
  • 12 scholars join the program in fall 2023.
  • Graduates in Health Professions Advising were accepted to graduate and doctorate medical programs at rates 12 to 50 percent greater than national averages and enrolled in programs at Brown University, Tulane University and the University of Tennessee.

Legal Professions Scholars & Legal Professions Advising

Legal Professions Scholars are academically strong students interested in pursuing careers in the law. Undergraduates in their first and second years work with dedicated faculty mentors learning about the law alongside a community of peers from various majors.

  • 18 scholars enrolled in fall 2022, completing Elon 1010 as a cohort.
  • 46 scholars were enrolled in total.
  • Elon graduates were accepted to law schools including Temple University, Villanova University, the University of Minnesota and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Public Health Scholars

The Public Health Scholars is a selective merit-based program for academically strong students who have a passion and demonstrated interest in addressing health equity and becoming leaders in their future public health-related disciplines.

  • 13 students in the second cohort completed Introduction to Public Health Studies as a community-based, service-learning experience with Associate Professor of Public Health Studies Stephanie Baker in fall 2022.
  • Faculty and scholars established a peer mentoring program.
  • 11 scholars will enroll in the fall with Assistant Professor of Public Health Studies Molly Green leading.

Standing beside a Peace Corps banner, two students on each side proudly display their completion certificates, celebrating their successful completion of the Peace Corps Prep program.

Peace Corps Prep

Elon continues to rank among the top producers of Peace Corps volunteers and is a top-ten Peace Corps Prep partner university. Five students completed the program in 2022-23. The program develops four competencies: training and experience in a specific work sector, foreign language proficiency, intercultural competency, and professional leadership and development skills.

Read more: Elon celebrates students completing Peace Corps Prep Program

During the U.S. Army ROTC commissioning ceremony, three graduates stand alongside Elon's president on the stage in Whitley Auditorium. Accompanying them are two officers who delivered remarks at the ceremony.
President Connie Ledoux Book with new U.S. Army second lieutenants, from right, Jillian Engels, Isabella Piccirilli and Robert Dalton.
During the U.S. Air Force ROTC commissioning ceremony, three graduates stand alongside Elon's president on the stage in Whitley Auditorium.
President Connie Ledoux Book with new Air Force second lieutenants, from left, Arran Ponte, Claire McGrath and Lauren Singles.


In May, six members of the Class of 2023 took the oath of office and were commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force as they graduated from Elon. Claire McGrath, Arran Ponte and Lauren Singles were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force and Robert Dalton, Jillian Engels and Isabella Piccirilli were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

Elon offers its ROTC program through a cooperative agreement with N.C. A&T State University. Elon’s ROTC Advisory Committee continues to meet and advance initiatives to support ROTC students, including assistance with travel, academic advising and coordination with A&T.