Lee, a business analytics and marketing double major, receives the scholarship aimed to assist in tuition and housing costs for programs hosted by The Fund for American Studies.
Thanks to the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Woś Family Foundation Scholarship, Abigail Lee ’25 has been able to attend educational and professional programs hosted by The Fund for American Studies that have provided her a range of experiences in Washington, D.C.
The business analytics and marketing double major spent the past summer in Washington, D.C. as a member of a small cohort of DeJoy-Woś scholars. She took courses through George Mason University and attended a variety of educational and interactive lectures by national leaders. She also completed a professional internship with Electo Analytics during her eight-week stay in Washington, D.C.
“It was an extreme honor to receive the DeJoy-Woś Scholarship,” Lee said. “Louis DeJoy has worked extremely hard and against many odds to achieve the remarkable success he has had in his career. To be a beneficiary of that success makes me appreciate even more the opportunity to attend Elon and The Fund For American Studies.”
Lee said the D.C. program was a “great complement” to her studies at Elon and exposed her to many eye-opening experiences that have helped her build a professional network.
She said that having one-on-one interactions with both Louis DeJoy, an Elon trustee, and his wife, Dr. Aldona Woś, was an honor. “Being able to hear their accomplishments and involvements was truly inspiring and opened my eyes to new possible options for my future,” Lee said.
Lee is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority where she is the acting junior treasury chair. She is also involved in multiple foundations that focus on mental health awareness and fundraising in her hometown of Rumson, New Jersey.
After graduation, she hopes to remain in the business analytics field while incorporating her marketing interests as well.
“Being recognized with this scholarship is a humbling experience I will never forget,” Lee said. “It also provides me a confidence boost as I enter my last two years at Elon and importantly as I consider my internship possibilities for summer 2024.”
The DeJoy-Woś Scholarship program at TFAS has been funded for 18 years by the DeJoy-Woś Family Foundation. This year marks the first year of a new gift of $500,000 to be distributed over five years. The annual support is prioritized for students from North Carolina with financial need, as well as a full scholarship to a student from Estonia. Louis DeJoy and Dr. Aldona Woś have provided scholarship assistance to enable more than 120 North Carolina and over 52 Estonian students to participate in TFAS summer programs.