Presidential Scholarships of $6,000 annually are awarded to approximately the top 15 percent of entering first-year students. The awards are based on high school course selection, grades and SAT/ACT scores. No separate application is needed. Scholarships are automatically awarded to students who meet the criteria when the completed admissions application is reviewed. Presidential Scholarships are renewable each year pending acceptable academic performance.
Elon Engagement Scholarships
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.
$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 Global Study 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 & Engineering Scholars Weekend in March. From these finalists, Fellows and Engineering Scholars winners are selected on the basis of the application, qualifications and an interview.
Elon’s Scholars Programs are value-added, four-year experiences for academically talented high school students. Scholars programs offer outstanding faculty mentors, scholarships, grants and peer support. Students with substantial and broad leadership experiences in their high school and/or communities are competitive candidates for Elon’s Scholars programs. To be considered for one of these scholarships, students must apply and be admitted to the Scholars program. Scholarships are renewable annually.
Scholars applications are available on the applicant-status page once a first-year application has been submitted. All applications are reviewed after January 15.
North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program
Up to $8,250 annually
The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program (NCTF) iis 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. Students can receive an NCTF award and an award in one of the following programs: Honors, Elon College, Leadership or Teaching Fellows. Apply for NCTF at ncteachingfellows.com.
International Scholar Award
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 goarmy.com/rotc or afrotc.com.