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Premier academic & scholarship opportunities for exceptionally motivated students

Prepare to Excel The Elon Fellows Programs are made for a student like you. You value mentoring relationships, an expansive global perspective and meaningful service experiences. And you need an academic environment that will keep pace with your work ethic. You’ll find it all (and so much more) at Elon. Maybe you’re certain about a major. Or perhaps you want to explore several options. The six Fellows Programs are value-added, four-year experiences for academically talented high school students. They offer outstanding faculty support, scholarships, grants and peer networks that will challenge you to set and achieve your goals.

The Fellows Programs combine all the elements of an active collegiate lifestyle with opportunities to study business in China, publish research in an academic journal, and live and learn with students who share your desire for knowledge. Design your own major, produce hard-hitting multimedia journalism or present a leadership legacy project that will leave your mark on the university long after you graduate. Discover how Elon can shape the next four years of your life and propel you to an accomplished future.


Inspiring Programs Business Fellows


for majors in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, international economics, management and marketing

Communications Fellows


for majors in journalism, strategic communications, cinema & television arts, media analytics and communication design

Elon College Fellows


for majors in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematical and natural sciences

Honors Fellows


for students in any major

Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows


for students in any major who want to maximize their leadership potential

Teaching Fellows


for majors in teacher education

Students who major in engineering have a specific three-year curriculum that precludes participation in any of the Fellows Programs. Applicants to Elon’s Gap Semester Experience are also ineligible for the Fellows Programs.

The Lumen Prize


Additional Merit-based Scholarships


How to Apply




A springboard to your professional goals The four years you’ll spend as an Elon Fellow prepare you for a lifetime of work as a global citizen. The depth of your experiences provides the framework you’ll use to make decisions long after you’ve graduated. The Elon Fellows Programs will empower you to think about the impact you will have in your community, your country and the world. You’ll become a big-picture thinker motivated to do good.



Elon Fellows alumni live and work across the globe in the following fields: Business technology analyst with Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C. Fulbright grant recipient teaching English in Taiwan M.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Nuclear surface warfare officer with the U.S. Navy Ph.D. candidate in behavioral neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania Aerospace engineer in Charlotte, N.C. Clinical researcher at Walter Reed Medical Center Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate at George Washington University Photographer for Travel + Leisure magazine Peace Corps representative in Malawi Masters in Divinity candidate at Wake Forest University School of Divinity Prime brokerage analyst for JPMorgan Chase in New York City Reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle Graduate student in NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program Senior research health economist at RTI Health Solutions in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Exceptional children teacher and technology director in Chapel Hill, N.C.


A road to success Brett “Coop” Cooper ’05

Senior Campaign & Elections Specialist for the National Education Association

Brett has been politically active since his days as an Elon student. He spent two summers interning in the N.C. House of Representatives and also worked with Harvard University to create the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement. After working for several political campaigns, the Leadership Fellows alumnus became political director for the Foundation for the Future, a PAC focused on redistricting, and later served as political director for Patriot Majority USA, an advocacy group. Brett’s work at the National Education Association focuses on voter empowerment, and advancing the cause of public education.

Austin Rhoads ’14

Co-founder of Lynkforce and Venture for America participant

When Austin came to Elon he imagined he would graduate and pursue a career with a Fortune 500 company. He’d work hard and climb his way up the corporate ladder. Things worked out a little differently. And the Business Fellows alumnus says that’s for the best. Six years later, Austin has started his own company, Lynkforce, and developed a passion for entrepreneurship. Lynkforce matches the social media requests of small North Carolina businesses with college students who provide online marketing and public relations functions.



Katherine Wise ’13

Multimedia Coordinator for the Council on Foreign Relations

Katherine used her time at Elon to construct an experience that mirrored her life goals. As a journalism and international studies double major, the Communications Fellows alumna approaches media from a humanitarian perspective in order to break down cultural barriers. She studied abroad in South Africa and Senegal, engaging in service learning on both occasions, and was active in Elon’s student newscast, newspaper and documentary film organization so she could pull from multiple skillsets as a graduate.

Kelsey Van Dalfsen ’13

Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley

Kelsey is a Goldwater Scholar and conducts research on how gametes, or reproductive cells, are formed through a specialized cell division called meiosis. “At Elon, I was in a research role that allowed me to be a decision maker – that doesn’t happen for most students until graduate school. Being an Elon College Fellow not only gave me financial support, it enhanced my relationships with mentors across several departments. That helped me direct my focus in a way that wouldn’t otherwise have happened.”

“At Elon, I was in a research role that allowed me to be a decision maker.” T H E F E L LO W S P R O G R A M S


Business Fellows The Business Fellows Program puts students on the fast track to excel in the competitive and exciting world of business. Spend time in conversation with visiting Executives-inResidence, pitch a venture in an innovation challenge, compete in a national case competition, intern at a Fortune 500 company or hone your skills as a financial trader.

Just for You Engage in a strategically designed four-year career development plan. ›› Travel to New York to visit Wall Street and expand your professional network. ›› First-year Business Fellows participate in a course focused on global business issues and spend two weeks abroad in countries such as Poland, Mexico, Argentina and the United Arab Emirates. ››

While You’re Here Courses emphasize responsible business leadership and develop analytical abilities while helping to build a strong foundation of professional skills. Fellows are expected to study abroad for a semester to prepare for success in the global marketplace. As a sophomore, polish your professional skills through a series of experiences focused on networking and internship preparation. At the same time, begin your immersion in business courses and take leadership roles in professional business organizations. As a junior, you’ll visit Wall Street firms in New York City or innovative companies in San Francisco to observe business theory in professional practice. The experience provides a great opportunity to network



with alumni and to make internship connections. Business Fellows intern at leading companies including JPMorgan Chase, SAP, Morgan Stanley, IBM, KPMG, Bank of America, BlackRock and Credit Suisse. Participate in one of two capstone experiences during your senior year. Fellows can manage $250,000 of Elon’s endowment, developing an investment strategy and selecting stocks. Past teams have consistently outperformed the S&P 500 Index. Fellows involved in consulting projects find themselves conducting market research or managing a complex economic analysis project that determines the future direction for a business or nonprofit organization.

Scholarships Seven Business Fellows receive scholarships valued at $5,000 to $5,500, which are renewable annually as long as the student remains a Fellow in good standing. All Business Fellows receive a $1,000 Global Study grant to be used for a universityapproved study abroad or StudyUSA experience. This is in addition to any Presidential or Elon Engagement scholarship received.

Ready to Apply? Students who have sharp analytical skills and plan to major in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, international economics, management or marketing should apply. Students should have a GPA of at least 3.7 and a combined critical reading and math SAT 1 total of 1300 (ACT 29) or higher with a minimum of 600 on math.

Elon’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the Love School of Business undergraduate program among the top 50 in the country.

Twenty-five Business Fellows are selected annually based on academic criteria, business interest and experience, essays and an interview.



Communications Fellows

File reports from an international conference in Lithuania. Document the lives of Namibian children living with AIDS. Publish your research in the nation’s first undergraduate communications research journal. Enter (and win) national competitions that put you in the media spotlight. Communications Fellows do it all.

Just for You Leadership opportunities in student media are a program requirement. Communications Fellows have been directors of the student-run public relations agency, Live Oak Communications, and leaders at Elon News Network, a daily multimedia student news organization, which includes both The Pendulum newspaper and Elon Local News. ›› Close relationships with faculty provide the guidance you need to move into leadership positions. ›› Travel to media hubs across the country, including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Orlando and the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. You’ll see industry professionals at work and begin to build your network. ›› Work in your chosen field as early as your first year. Students often conduct scholarly research or work in multimedia teams producing content at sites across the globe. In their junior year, Fellows work on a large-scale research project. ››



While You’re Here Elon Student Television is home to several studentproduced shows such as “Elon Phoenix Weekly,” which airs on ESPN2 and is broadcast in more than a dozen North Carolina counties. High-profile professionals including Anderson Cooper, Bob Woodward, Mary Carillo, Byron Pitts and David Gergen, regularly visit campus. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions and news conferences with visiting speakers. Stretch your media-savvy mind with courses such as Communications in a Global Age, Creating Multimedia Content and a required internship. The classes are great prep for your capstone experience—a final project that might include original research, investigation of a specialized topic or original programming. Spend Winter Term getting a behind-the-scenes look at media outlets and agencies. Recent Fellows Winter Term courses have visited California and Florida for an insider’s look at the entertainment and public relations industries. Paramount, Fox, the Orlando Sentinel, Warner Brothers and public relations firms have opened their doors to Communications Fellows.

Ready to Apply? Any student who plans to major in journalism, strategic communications, cinema & television arts, media analytics or communication design should apply. Students should have a GPA

of at least 3.7 and a combined critical reading and math SAT 1 total of 1250 (ACT 28) or higher. Twenty-five Fellows are selected each year based on high school academic performance, involvement in communications-related activities, essays and an interview.

Scholarships Seven Communications Fellows receive scholarships valued at $5,500, which are renewable annually as long as the student remains a Fellow in good standing. This is in addition to any Presidential or Elon Engagement scholarship received. All Communications Fellows receive a $1,000 Global Study grant to be used for a university-approved study abroad or StudyUSA experience.



Elon College Fellows

You’re fascinated with psychology. Intrigued by art history. You want to delve deeper into the workings and applications of modern biology and genetics. Students like you have found the rigor, challenge and diversity of learning experiences they demand within the Elon College Fellows Program.

Just for You Take a team-taught seminar with embedded travel to Washington, D.C., that will deepen your understanding of the power of the liberal arts disciplines and their intersections while preparing you to make choices that impact your personal and professional journeys. ›› Enjoy a two-year mentorship with a professor in your chosen major as you design, complete and present a research project in your academic discipline. ›› Choose to live in the Elon College Fellows Living Learning Community located in the Academic Village, in the heart of campus. You’ll get to know other Fellows through shared excursions, and will enjoy close relationships with faculty. ››

While You’re Here When you’ve decided on a major, you’ll branch into a more specific area of study: Arts and Humanities Fellows Appreciate, understand and contribute to the exploration of the creative arts with a guiding hand from distinguished faculty. Recent projects include working with residents of a local retirement village to develop a musical performance that celebrates their life memories, and writing a novel that blends physics and creative writing in a story about living more relativistically in a strange new world.

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Social Sciences Fellows Delve into the complexity of human behavior, social constructs and cultural strife as you chart humanity’s approach to global issues. Recent projects include investigating the impact of city development in Honduras, and using data from the Elon University Poll to investigate factors that influence individual attitudes toward immigration. Mathematical and Natural Sciences Fellows Explore both the abstract and concrete structure of the universe across the scientific spectrum. Recent projects include studying the effect of obesogens on the gut microflora of zebra fish and investigating the effect of compression socks on the performance of female runners.

Scholarships All 50 Elon College Fellows receive a $5,500 scholarship, which is renewable annually based on academic performance and program participation. Students can also apply for additional money to fund their research. This is in addition to any Presidential or Elon Engagement Scholarship received. Each student also receives a one-time $1,000 Global Study grant for a university-approved study abroad or StudyUSA experience. Elon College Fellows who plan to attend medical school may also

apply for Jane M. Baird Pre-medical Scholarships that provide an additional $4,000 per year.

Ready to Apply? Students who plan to major in the arts and sciences, and have a GPA of 3.8 or higher should apply. Standardized test scores will also be considered. Current Elon College Fellows had a combined critical reading and math SAT 1 of 1330 (ACT 30) at the time of application. Fifty academically talented students in the arts and sciences are selected based on their high school academic performance, interviews and essays.

Elon hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Only about 10 percent of the nation’s most selective colleges and universities shelter Phi Beta Kappa chapters.



Honors Fellows Highly motivated students who want to expand their worldviews and challenge their own perceptions find themselves at home in Elon’s Honors Fellows Program. Discussion-based classes target critical thinking and intellectual inquiry across all disciplines, while strong support from faculty mentors prepares you for a research project of professional quality.

While You’re Here Take Honors-only courses each semester in your first two years. These courses have been designed by some of Elon’s best faculty to engage talented students with new ideas, cutting-edge research, and new perspectives and worldviews. Choose to live in one of two learning communities reserved for Honors Fellows. Participate in house dinners, study groups and community movie nights.

Just for You ››





First-year Honors Fellows are eligible to spend their first Winter Term studying in Europe; the university funds 75 percent of the course. Consider academic issues from multiple perspectives when you take Honors courses team-taught by professors from different fields. Complete a substantial Honors thesis reflecting original, intellectual and creative inquiry.

Join fellow Honors students in their commitment to the local community by serving food to the homeless, participating in a service trip to Asheville, N.C., and working with the Elon Academy, Elon’s college access program. Hike the Appalachian Trail, visit historic cities including Charleston, S.C., and Washington, D.C., with a faculty leader, or work in the community garden. Over the course of two years, you will work closely with a faculty mentor as you produce your thesis and pursue opportunities to present it at local, regional, national, and international conferences and forums. Successful completion of the Honors thesis helps Fellows win national

grant to support thesis research. In each class, one Honors Fellow is selected as the William R. Kenan, Jr. Honors Fellow and receives a full tuition scholarship renewable annually. Honors Fellows who plan to attend medical school may also apply for Jane M. Baird Pre-medical Scholarships that provide an additional $4,000 per year.

Ready to Apply? Students who have taken a demanding high school curriculum, have an excellent GPA and rank in the top of their class should apply. Standardized test scores will also be considered. Current Honors Fellows had a combined critical reading and math SAT 1 total of 1360 (ACT 31) at the time of application. Each year, 40 students are selected as Honors Fellows based on their high school records, essays, teacher recommendations and interviews. Honors Fellows may pursue any major offered at Elon with the exception of engineering.

and international scholarships including Fulbright and Truman awards, obtain significant stipends for graduate and professional degrees, and launch their careers.

Scholarships All 40 Honors Fellows receive a $13,500 scholarship renewable annually based on academic performance and program participation. This is in addition to the Presidential Scholarship of $6,000 annually, bringing total scholarship funding to $19,500 each year, or $78,000 over four years. Each student also receives a one-time $1,000 Global Study grant for a university-approved study abroad or StudyUSA experience, and a one-time $1,000



Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows Leadership is about more than holding a position. The Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows Program will help you understand the dynamics of leadership, cultivate the skills and attributes of a responsible leader, translate your goals to reality, and learn to be a catalyst for positive change. You’ll become an engaged citizen motivated by concern for the common good.

Just for You ››




Arrive on campus early for a special orientation. Participate in a community service project and team building exercises, and work closely with the local Chamber of Commerce to facilitate leadership academy workshops for middle school students. Attend special monthly forums bringing together all four Leadership Fellow cohorts to hear from leadership experts and engage in deep discussions. During Winter Term of your sophomore year, participate in a specially designed course on civil rights and travel to key locations to study. Work with a faculty mentor to research a social issue, complete a contextual analysis, then develop a project to create sustainable positive change.

While You’re Here Complete a minor in Leadership Studies by taking courses including Foundations of Leadership, Psychology of Leadership and a Winter Term domestic travel experience. Become a leader in one of Elon’s 200+ campus organizations. Get to know faculty and staff who will become your mentors and further expand your leadership capacity. Gain a sense of the global impact of leadership as you live, learn and lead in countries such as South Africa, New Zealand, Italy and Peru. Work beyond campus with local service agencies and community partners. Intern with potential employers

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including the Center for Creative Leadership, Teach for America, KPMG, Burson-Marsteller, Peace One Day and CNBC in London. Complete a year-long community-based positive change project, and present your work.

Learning to Lead


Leadership Fellows participate in all three tiers of the LEAD program:

Five first-year Leadership Fellows receive scholarships valued at $5,500, which are renewable annually as long as the student remains a Fellow in good standing. This amount is in addition to any Presidential or Elon Engagement scholarship received. All Leadership Fellows receive a $1,000 Global Study grant to be used for a universityapproved study abroad or StudyUSA program, and other program-funded experiences.

TIER ONE Investigate your leadership style and philosophy, understand your responsibility to the community, identify a mentor and participate in campus clubs and organizations as you use your strengths to engage in leadership on campus.

TIER TWO Develop your ability to work with groups, gain a stronger understanding of diverse perspectives, and learn the power of collaboration. Work with your mentor to explore your effectiveness as a leader.


Ready to Apply? Students with substantial and broad leadership experiences in their high school and/or communities are encouraged to apply. Students should have a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Standardized test scores will also be considered. Twenty Fellows are selected to begin each new cohort of leaders.

Deepen your understanding of leadership and apply it to affect organizational and systemic change. Present your research and common good project to a team of community leaders.



Teaching Fellows

Engaged citizens. Teacher scholars. Future leaders. The Elon Teaching Fellows Program prepares students to become influential decisionmakers on local, state, national and international levels. This program prepares future teachers to think critically and embrace diversity, lead within and beyond the classroom, and participate meaningfully in a global society.

Just for You ››



Live, study and teach outside of the USA for a full semester as you immerse yourself in life abroad and compare and contrast teaching methodologies across cultures. Work with a faculty mentor on scholarly research investigating a problem or question related to your field of study. Fellows and faculty publish and present shared research. Spend two January Winter Terms engaged in domestic study experiences that will broaden your perspectives and complement your studies.

While You’re Here Embark on an American History Study Tour and visit pre-Revolutionary War historical sites along the Eastern seaboard. You’ll listen to historical interpretation and learn to assess the values and motivation of the interpreter. Pack your bags for a semester abroad during the spring of your sophomore year. Fellows live with host families or in international dorms as they study in England, Costa Rica or an appropriate country if majoring in a foreign language. Continue your studies and intern at local schools where you’ll note similarities and differences in the education systems. You’ll return to Elon more globally aware and cognizant of your role in a global society.

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Cultivate your leadership skills in Washington, D.C., while exploring the roles of politics and the media in educational decision-making. You’ll talk to leading journalists, White House personnel and politicians about the federal government and how to become leaders in educational advocacy. Back at Elon, you will immerse yourself in education policy at the state and local levels.

Tutor in local schools, participate in retreats and common readings with your cohort, attend academic seminars, and take field trips to innovative schools. Teaching Fellows obtain North Carolina teacher licensure in at least one of the following areas: early childhood education, elementary education, middle grades education and special education, in special subject areas for grades K-12 (physical education, music and Spanish), and in high school subject areas of English, history, mathematics and science.

Ready to Apply? Students who are committed to educating future generations and who have distinguished themselves as leaders are encouraged to apply. Students should have a 3.7 GPA or higher. Standardized test scores will also be considered. Note: Music education majors must also complete an audition in conjunction with their admission to Elon.

Scholarships All 20 Teaching Fellows receive a $5,500 scholarship, which is renewable annually based on academic performance and program participation. This is in addition to any Presidential or Elon Engagement scholarship received. Also included in the award is airfare during the semester abroad and programfunded enrichment experiences such as two Winter Term courses, seminars and speakers valued around $6,500 per Fellow.

Elon’s School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at Elon University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to p–12 educators for professional development, relicensure or other purposes.



The Lumen Prize

Helen Meskhidze ’16

Alex Bruch ’14

Omolayo Ojo ’15

Christian Seitz ’16

Developing an Atlas of Starburst Galaxy Emission Lines

Determining the Mechanism of Pattern Formation in Periodic Precipitation (Liesegang) Reactions

Across the Atlantic and Back Again: Transnational Narratives of Murid Senegalese in Dakar and New York City

Why does the Acetaldehyde Enolate Favor Reaction at the O Atom During Nucleophilic Substitution? Contributions by Resonance and Inductive Effects

Each year

15 rising Elon juniors receive $15,000 scholarships to support and

celebrate their academic achievements and potential. Awards can be used during the students’

junior and senior years toward tuition costs as well as research, international study, internships, equipment and supplies, and other approved expenses. Lumen applicants map out their vision for their junior and senior

Elon faculty or staff and remain enrolled at Elon full-time for two more

years, developing a plan for coursework, research, creative

years. Every Elon student may be considered based on the stated

productions or performances, service projects, travel, summer workshops or institutes, and international study or internships. Top candidates will articulate a set of goals that are clear, focused and scholarly, and demonstrate intellectual curiosity and originality.

criteria. The name for the Lumen Prize comes from Elon’s historic motto, “Numen Lumen,” Latin for “intellectual light” and “spiritual light.” The words signify the highest purposes of an Elon education.

Applicants must be in their second year at Elon and hold a cumulative

For more information on the Lumen Prize and to learn more about

GPA of 3.5 or above. Students must be nominated by a member of the

recipients, visit

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Additional Merit-based Scholarships Engineering Scholarships Elon’s dual-degree engineering program offers students the distinctive opportunity to earn two undergraduate degrees. Graduates receive a bachelor’s degree from Elon and a bachelor’s degree from an affiliated engineering school. Elon students may major in engineering physics, engineering mathematics, biophysics/ biomedical engineering, computer science/ engineering, chemistry/chemical engineering or environmental studies/ environmental engineering. Students who plan to enroll in Elon’s engineering program may apply for one of two $8,000 merit-based scholarships awarded annually to incoming students based on academic performance, an essay, interview and potential. These scholarships are in addition to any Presidential or Elon Engagement scholarship and are renewable annually during the student’s years at Elon based on acceptable academic performance. A special scholarship application is required and can be found at

Presidential Scholarships Presidential Scholarships of $6,000 annually are awarded to approximately the top 15 percent of entering first-year students. The awards are based on high school course selection, grades

and SAT/ACT scores. No separate application is needed. Scholarships are automatically awarded to students who meet the criteria when the completed admissions application is reviewed. Presidential Scholarships are renewable each year pending acceptable academic performance.

Elon Engagement Scholarships Every first-year applicant will be a candidate for this $4,500 scholarship, which is renewable annually. In addition, each recipient will receive a one-time $2,000 Elon Experiences grant. Selection is based on high school academic record, SAT/ACT scores, your application essay and extracurricular activities. Choose the essay topic that shows us why you’d be an ideal candidate. This scholarship may not be combined with the Presidential Scholarship.

Performing Arts Scholarships Students majoring in acting, dance performance and choreography, music theatre and theatrical design and production can apply for talent-based scholarships. Awards are based on audition/interview. Contact the Department of Performing Arts at 336-278-5600.

Music Scholarships Students who major in music education, music performance, 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 Elon Music Scholar awards of $8,000 annually, and $3,000 to $4,000 annually. In addition, band and choral scholarships are available to both music and non-music majors and range from $250 to $1,000 annually. Sophomore scholarships based on demonstrated excellence as a music major range from $500 to $1,500 annually. Contact the Department of Music at 336-278-5600.

ROTC Scholarships The U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force award four-year ROTC scholarships that cover the cost of tuition and books, plus $100 per month for personal expenses. Elon provides room and board to ROTC scholarship recipients.

Athletics Scholarships Performance-based scholarships are awarded in all intercollegiate sports in compliance with NCAA regulations and guidelines. Amounts vary. Contact the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics at 336-278-6800.



How to apply for the Fellows Programs

1 2 Step


Apply for admission to Elon Complete and submit an Elon University First-Year application, along with the U.S. $50 application fee, official high school transcript(s), official SAT or ACT scores and the completed Secondary School Report Form no later than the following dates: EARLY DECISION/GAP SEMESTER EARLY DECISION: November 1 EARLY ACTION: November 10 REGULAR DEADLINE/GAP SEMESTER REGULAR DEADLINE: January 10 Apply at Note: Students who apply for and are accepted to a Fellows Program and the Gap Semester Experience must choose to participate in only one program. Each program has a specific schedule and curriculum that precludes participation in both.

Complete and submit a Fellows and Engineering Scholarship application no later than Jan. 10 Students applying to either the Fellows Programs or for the Engineering Scholarship complete the same application, which is available at An application for any Fellows Program must include: ›› Fellows application with all information completed on the form ›› Essays responding to the question for each Fellows Program to which you are applying

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FAQ Which program is right for me?

May I apply to multiple programs?

What happens after I apply?

Fellows Programs are primarily school-based, so you should be planning to major in a field within the school sponsoring the Fellows Program. The exceptions are Honors Fellows and Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows, which are for students in any major except engineering. Students who are undecided about a major typically apply to Honors Fellows if they wish to pursue the thesis option or to Elon College Fellows due to the breadth of majors offered in the arts and sciences. It is important to note that students who plan to major in engineering have a very specific three-year curriculum, which precludes participation in any of the Fellows Programs. Engineering candidates should apply for the scholarships associated only with that major.

Students may apply for one school-based (Business, Elon College, Communications, or Teaching Fellows) and one non-school-based (Honors or Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows) program. However, you may participate in only one Fellows Program. You may not apply to two school-based programs. Because the Honors and Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows Programs are not schoolbased, you may apply to both of these or to one of them in combination with a school-based program. If you apply to two programs, be sure to indicate your first and second choice. Candidates selected to compete for Honor Fellows will be required to have a recommendation submitted on their behalf prior to the competition weekend. Further information regarding the format of the recommendation is provided on the application.

All Fellows applications are reviewed after Jan. 10. Finalists for each program are selected by faculty committees. If you are a finalist, you will be invited one month in advance to attend Fellows & Scholarship Weekend, March 3–4, 2017. If you applied under the regular deadline decision period, you will receive a decision about your first-year admission status at the time of invitation to Fellows & Scholarship Weekend. The Fellows competition includes attending a seminar and writing a response, an interview with faculty and information sessions about the Fellows Programs. From this competition, Fellows are selected and notified by April 1.

Mark your calendar! Fellows & Scholarship Weekend Friday–Saturday, March 3–4, 2017 If you are invited to Fellows & Scholarship Weekend, you do not need to attend Rising Phoenix Weekend, Elon’s spring orientation. Please wait until you receive notification about your Fellows application to make reservations for an orientation program. Fellows & Scholarship Weekend includes many of the same activities as Rising Phoenix Weekend, such as campus and residence hall tours. Also, you will want to find out if you have been selected as a Fellow before you choose your first-year courses. Of course, you may attend both Fellows and Rising Phoenix weekends if that is your preference.

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About Elon National Rankings: U.S. News & World Report ranked Elon #1 among 127 Southern master’slevel universities in its 2016 “America’s Best Colleges” guide. The Princeton Review lists Elon among the nation’s top schools in its 2016 “The Best 380 Colleges” guide. Elon was named a “Best Value” private university by both The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Enrollment: Elon’s 5,903 undergraduates come from 50 states, the District of Columbia, multiple U.S. territories and 49 countries. More than 30 percent of incoming first-year students rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Admission is selective.

Majors and Degrees: Elon offers 60+ majors leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts or bachelor of science degree. Elon has two dual-degree programs, one in business and one in engineering. Elon awards master’s degrees in business administration, interactive media, physician assistant studies, management and education; a doctor of physical therapy degree is also offered. The Elon University School of Law offers the J.D. degree. Faculty: Eighty-nine percent of Elon’s full-time faculty holds the highest degree in their fields. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12-1; and the average class size is 20.

Elon Experiences: The Elon Experiences program includes student participation in study abroad, service learning, internships, leadership and research. Eighty-eight percent of students participate in volunteer service in the community, 86 percent graduate with at least one internship experience and 72 percent study abroad at least once before graduation. Nearly half of students hold leadership roles on campus, and approximately one in four students conduct faculty mentored undergraduate research before graduating. See for Yourself: Visit Elon, tour the campus and attend a class or talk with a professor. Schedule a campus experience at visitelon. Office hours are Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact the Office of Admissions if you have questions.

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