Performing Arts Scholarships

Students majoring in theatre arts or music theatre may apply for talent-based scholarships which are renewable for an additional 3 years. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $6,000 (music theatre) or $500 to $2,000 (theatre arts) annually and are based on application and audition/interview. For more information, contact the Department of Performing Arts, (336) 278-5600 or

Music Scholarships

Students who major in music education, music performance, music in the liberal arts, and music production and recording arts may be considered for merit and need-based scholarships on the basis of audition, interview, and portfolio submission (for music production and recording arts).  First year scholarships include one Elon Music Scholarship (EMS) of $9,000 annually, and one EMS runner-up of $3,000 to $4,000 annually. The Music Department also awards one Odyssey Scholarship every four years.  In addition, athletic band and choral scholarships are available to music and non-music majors by audition in the fall of the first year. Awards range from $250 to $1,000 annually.  Sophomore scholarships based on demonstrated excellence as a music major range from $1,000 to $5,000 annually.  The music department provides opportunities for students to supplement their financial aid through employment, including keyboard lab staff, music technology lab staff, recording studio staff, music theory tutors, recital/event staff, and cultural programs staff. Contact the Department of Music at (336) 278-5600 or visit

Athletic Scholarships

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics grants performance-based scholarships in all sports in compliance with NCAA Division I regulations and guidelines. Amounts vary. For more information, contact the Athletics Department, (336) 278-6800 or visit