Intended to help make an Elon education available to deserving black students, the Elon Black Alumni Network 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 $600,000 to the EBAN Scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded annually to a high-achieving African-American student with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship will be awarded in a one-time allotment for the 2022-2023. The amount of the scholarship will be confirmed at a later date. Click here to learn more about the EBAN scholarship and to view our past scholarship recipients. 


Applicants must be rising sophomore, junior or senior students, identify as African-American, 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.

EBAN Scholarship applicants must complete the applicant background information section and answer the three short-answer questions. Application and supplemental material are due Sunday, March 9 at 11:59p.m. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced at the upcoming Black Excellence Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 23.

The selection timeline is as follows:

  • Application Deadline March 9, 2022
  • Scholarship Interviews take place March 21-25, 2022
  • Finalist Interviews on April 4, 2022
  • Scholarship winner announced at Black Excellence Awards Ceremony on April 23, 2022

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.
  • Ex. Jane Smith '05
  • Campus Involvement

  • Short Answer Essays

    Please provide brief statements, answering each of the following questions in paragraph form (<500 words per essay)
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    In order to have a completed application status you will need to submit your resume and cover letter.