What are National and International Fellowships?

National and international fellowships provide financial awards to exceptional undergraduate students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing graduate study, carrying out internships, conducting research or teaching abroad. Typically funded by government grants or private foundations, such fellowships confer financial awards along with other possible benefits, including international prestige, preferential admission to graduate schools, leadership training, opportunities for international exchange and access to networks of individuals who share ambitious goals.

In recent years, Elon students have been successful in a number of prestigious national fellowship competitions, including those for the Truman Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Fulbright U.S. Student Grants.

This site offers information about the types of national and international fellowships that are available to Elon students, suggestions about what makes an applicant competitive, the achievements and activities of recent national fellowship recipients from Elon, and information to help you begin the application process.  Click here to access the numerous opportunities available. 

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Janet Myers: Dedicated, inspiring and supportive mentor
<p>The professor of English received the 2015 Ward Family Excellence in Mentoring Award for her role as director of National and International Fellowships.</p>
Faculty and staff recognized at annual awards luncheon
<p>Four faculty members and 14 retirees were honored May 13 for excellence and service to Elon.</p>
Elon alum awarded Fulbright to teach English in Malaysia
<p>Jason Waterman &#39;14, a communication science major and former men&rsquo;s soccer standout, travels to Asia for a year starting next winter as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations.</p>