The Program

Thirty students enter Elon each year as the new class of Communications Fellows. These students pursue majors in Journalism, Strategic Communications, Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design, Media Analytics and Sport Management.

Twenty-two Communications Fellows in each class receive a $5,500 scholarship renewable annually as long as a student remains a Fellow. These scholarships are awarded in addition to any Presidential Scholarship received.

Beyond the financial benefit, there are three core pillars to the Communications Fellows program:

COHORT:  Enter Elon with an active, enthusiastic and engaged cohort of students ready to pursue careers in Communications and Sport Management.

EXPERIENCES: Travel off campus through Fellows-only excursions to meet professionals in Georgia, Florida, Washington D.C. and beyond.

LEADERSHIP: Become a leader in the School of Communications by pursuing high profile positions in your chosen department, across campus and outside Elon.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants should be academically talented high school seniors who plan to major in Journalism, Strategic Communications, Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design, Media Analytics or Sport Management.

Students should have a GPA of at least 3.8 and a combined evidence-based reading and writing and math SAT score of 1280 or an ACT score of 29. Selection is based on high school academic performance, extracurricular involvement and communications experience. Students invited for an on-campus visit must also compose an essay and participate in a faculty interview.

Students interested in the Communications Fellows program should apply here.

**As you’re going through the application, please note that there are two essay prompts for the Communications Fellows application:

  • Students interested in Journalism, Strategic Communications, Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design or Media Analytics should reply to the Communications prompt.
  • Students interested in Sport Management should reply to the Sport Management prompt.

If you have any questions, contact David Bockino, director of the Communications Fellows program.