Intended to help make an Elon education available to deserving students, the Black Alumni Scholarship fund was established in 2007. Thanks to pledges and gifts from EBAN members and friends of the university, the scholarship was endowed in just three years, and the first award was given to Janelle Bennett ’14 at the African-American Commencement Reception in May 2011. To date, alumni and friends have donated more than $1 million to the Black Alumni Scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded annually to a high-achieving Elon student with demonstrated financial need. Click here to learn more about the Black Alumni Scholarship and to view our past scholarship recipients. 


The 2024 application process is CLOSED to submissions. 

Applicants must be rising sophomore, junior or senior students and demonstrate financial need. Students who wish to apply must be in good academic and judicial standing. The scholarship recipient must be willing to serve as an ambassador for the Elon Black Alumni Network. Responsibilities of the scholarship recipient may include assisting EBAN with on-campus events, speaking at various engagements, and maintaining communication with EBAN leadership.

Black Alumni Scholarship applicants must complete the applicant background information section and answer the three short-answer questions. Application and supplemental material will be accepted beginning February 1, 2024, through Monday, March 11, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced at the upcoming Black Excellence Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 13.

The selection timeline is as follows:

  • Open for submissions beginning February 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline March 11, 2024
  • Scholarship Interviews take place April 1-5, 2024
  • Finalist Interviews on April 8, 2024
  • Scholarship winner announced at Black Excellence Awards Ceremony on April 20, 2024

EBAN Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest in the Elon Black Alumni Scholarship! Please fill out the application in its entirety. It is recommended that you complete the application in one sitting. Please review all entries before submitting.
  • Ex. Jane Smith '05
  • Campus Involvement

  • Short Answer Essays

    Please provide brief statements, answering each of the following questions in paragraph form (<350 words per essay)
  • Drop files here or
    In order to have a completed application status you will need to submit your resume and cover letter.