About The Elon Experiences Grant

Elon Engagement Scholarship recipients have access to a one-time Elon Experiences Grant of up to $2,000 which is applied to tuition for the term in which the experience is completed.


You may submit your winter study away grant request prior to being enrolled in the winter course itself. Please be patient awaiting the designation of the funds to your student bill in the pending status. You will officially receive the grant 10 days prior to departure as with all other Elon Experiences Grant requests.

Acceptance does not mean you are registered for the Elon Experience!!! Students who submit prior to being officially registered for the experience will be denied and must submit the request AFTER registration for the experience is completed.

NOTE: Please contact the BURSAR’S OFFICE regarding questions about the grant showing on the student bill. The Office of Academic Advising does not have access to student billing.

Please see the commonly asked questions to assist you in this process.

Elon Experiences Grant Form

What is the difference between the Elon Engagement Scholarship and the Elon Engagement Grant?

The Elon Engagement Scholarship is awarded to students as they enroll at Elon. This is a renewable annual scholarship. Students are referred to their Admissions offer regarding the annual award and GPA required to maintain the scholarship. The Elon Engagement Grant is a one-time financial grant that can be used for any Experiential Learning opportunity the student designates. Experiential Learning opportunities include study abroad, service-learning, leadership development, internships, and undergraduate research.

What should I put in the grant request form?

Provide brief yet detailed information about the experience. Be sure that the experience covers an Elon experience for study abroad, internship, research, service-learning, or leadership. Include the funding amount requested. Lastly, be sure to include the correct term for which the grant will be used.

Who is eligible for the Elon Experiences Grant?

Students who received the Elon Engagement Scholarship as first-year students are eligible to apply for the Elon Experiences Grant.

When should I apply for the grant?

You can request the funds after registering for the experience. For example, students requesting the grant for spring term study abroad should wait until the study abroad course is on their spring schedule.

I have registered for the Winter term prep seminar. Can I submit the grant?

Please wait until you register for the full winter term course. The prep seminar does not count for the grant. Wait until you are enrolled for the travel portion of the winter term course before submitting the grant request.

What counts as a qualifying experience for the grant?

Qualifying experiences include study abroad/study USA, internship, research, service, and leadership. The last two options require a sponsor to oversee the required independent work.

When are the funds distributed?

Once approved by both the Office of Academic Advising and Financial Aid, grant funds will display as pending on the student bill. This will allow students to proceed with their billing deadline.

Grant funds will then be distributed just before the experience is to occur, typically about 10 days prior.

Who reviews my grant application?

Staff from the Office of Academic Advising review the grant application to ensure that the student will be participating in a qualifying Elon Experience. Staff from the Office of Financial Aid review the grant application as well prior to distributing the grant funds.

Can I use another scholarship for my experience?

Yes, of course! But this system is only for managing the Elon Experiences Grant. Please be sure to contact the other departments where you may have a similar scholarship or grant.

What if I have more questions?

Questions about the qualifying experiences? Please contact academicadvising@elon.edu or Kathy Ziga at kziga@elon.edu.

Questions about Financial Aid? Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336-278-7640 or finaid@elon.edu.