Presidential Scholarships

$6,000 Annually

Presidential Scholarships of $6,000 annually are awarded to approximately the top 25 percent of entering freshmen each year. The awards are based on high school course selection, SAT/ACT scores, and class rank and/or grades. No separate application is needed. Scholarships are automatically awarded to students who meet the necessary criteria when the completed admissions application is reviewed. All Presidential Scholarships are renewable for an additional 3 years pending acceptable academic performance.

Elon Engagement Scholarships

$4,500 Annually

Elon’s nationally recognized curriculum of engaged learning will inspire you to think big and stretch your imagination. Every first-year applicant will be a candidate for this $4,500 scholarship, which is renewable annually. In addition, each recipient will be given a one-time $2,000 grant to be used for an approved Elon Experience or project you design. Selection is based on your high school academic record, standardized test scores, and very important—your application essay.

Fellows Programs

$5,500 – $13,500 Annually

Elon’s Fellows Programs offer exciting academic and personal growth opportunities beyond the scope of the usual college experience — opportunities like $1,000 Elon Experiences grants, special courses, internships or paid research assistantships. In addition, each of the Fellows Programs offers scholarships to selected incoming Fellows. To be considered for one of these scholarships, students must apply and be admitted to the Fellows program. The scholarships are renewable for an additional 3 years, provided that all program requirements are met. Fellows scholarships are awarded in addition to any Presidential or Elon Engagement Scholarship received.

Fellows applications are available on the applicant-status page once a first-year application has been submitted. All applications are reviewed and finalists for each program are invited to attend the Fellows & Scholarship Weekend in March. From these finalists, Fellows and Fellows scholarship winners are selected on the basis of the application, qualifications and an interview.

Learn more about the Fellows Programs.

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

Up to $8,250 annually

The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program (NCTF) is a competitive, merit-based forgivable loan for service program that provides up to $8,250 a year for up to four years ($33,000) to highly-qualified students from North Carolina who are committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field in a North Carolina public school. Elon University is one of only five partner institutions for this program. The application and selection process for NCTF is separate from the Elon Teaching Fellows program. Apply for NCTF at by the January 7 deadline. Students can receive an NCTF award and an award in one of the following programs: Honors, Elon College, Leadership or Teaching Fellows.

International Scholar Award

$3,000 Annually

The International Scholar Award is awarded to non-U.S. citizens who demonstrate outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement. Scholarships of $3,000 are renewable annually.


The U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force award two, three and four-year ROTC scholarships, which cover the cost of tuition and books. Elon provides ROTC scholarship recipients with free on-campus housing and board during the time the ROTC scholarship pays tuition. The room and board scholarship is equivalent to a regular double room and up to the cost of the All Access + 7 meal plan. Information regarding Army and Air Force ROTC may be found at or