The Multifaith Scholarship aims to support students with a demonstrated sense of commitment to understanding and engaging religious diversity and to provide them the resources and guidance they require to undertake the development of a public intellectual project. Successful applicants will develop research on interreligious topics that have an applied dimension, engage with local communities, or speak in historical or theoretical terms about the nature and character of interreligious encounter. Proposed projects might assess the viability of an ongoing multifaith initiative, explore possibilities for new initiatives, develop training or education materials, or otherwise conduct original research about past or contemporary forms of multifaith engagement.

Applicants shall:

  • be in their second year at Elon (or, in the case of students with transfer credits, their second year of higher education, with at least one full semester completed at Elon).
  • demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above at the time of the application deadline.
  • submit two letters of recommendation: one from an Elon faculty member with rank in an academic department who is committed to mentoring the applicant’s Multifaith Scholars project, and one from an Elon faculty or staff member or other figure outside the university who can describe and assess the applicant’s interest in and/or previous work on multifaith issues.
  • be in good standing at the university at the time of application. In addition, a history of repeated or egregious violations of either the academic or social honor codes may disqualify applicants.
  • demonstrate a commitment to pursuing at least two additional academic years of study as Elon students. [Note: Due to the nature of the timeline associated with their program, Engineering students are not eligible.]
  • be committed to remaining full-time students in their junior and senior years
  • declare an Interreligious Studies Minor or Religious Studies major before the term of the grant begins.

While all students who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply, note that preference will be given to students who are not participants in other named scholarship/fellowship programs at Elon. Questions may be addressed to the director of the program, Dr. Amy L. Allocco, at

The deadline for the Multifaith Scholars application is April 1, 2025 at 5pm.