New scholarship to benefit Alamance Community College transfer students

A gift from an anonymous donor will be used to support a new endowed scholarship for students who begin their studies at Alamance Community College and wish to transfer to Elon University to complete a four-year degree. 

The scholarship is intended to support students with documented financial need and who would not be able to attend Elon without significant financial assistance.

Beginning in fall 2015, one student will be selected to receive an annual scholarship of $22,500 to be applied toward the cost of tuition, fees, room and board. The award is renewable for up to three years, when the scholarship will be awarded to the next recipient.

Each scholarship recipient will be chosen based on outstanding character, academic promise and talent valued by the Elon community, with preference given to Alamance County residents. No separate scholarship application is required, and every admissible student from Alamance Community College with at least 24 transferrable credit hours will be considered for the award.

“This award is Elon’s first transfer merit scholarship and reflects the university’s commitment to Alamance County,” said Greg Zaiser, vice president for admissions and financial planning. “Alamance Community College sends transfer students to Elon University annually and we are pleased to provide financial resources to encourage more students to consider completing their higher education at Elon.”

The scholarship selection committee will include members of Elon’s Office of Admissions and Financial Planning. Recipients will be announced in the spring semester prior to fall enrollment. To remain eligible for continued support, scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.7 cumulative grade point average and be continuously enrolled full-time at Elon University, maintaining 28 credit hours per year or more.

For full details of the scholarship to support Alamance Community College transfer students to Elon University, contact Elon’s Office of Admissions and Financial Planning.