Elon’s endowment supports the people, programs and facilities of the university in perpetuity. Through investment earnings and charitable gifts, Elon seeks to grow its endowment to support scholarships for students, professorships and other opportunities to develop excellent faculty, new initiatives and maintenance of outstanding facilities.
Among Elon’s top endowment priorities is to expand and deepen support for student scholarships, including need- and talent-based scholarships. Opening Elon’s doors to students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences—including first-generation college students—enriches the entire campus community and enables remarkable young men and women to pursue their dreams.
To Name Scholarships (minimum funding levels):
- Elon Engagement Scholarships: $100,000
- Need-based, Athletic, and other Talent-based Scholarships: $100,000
- International Student Scholarships: $100,000
Elon’s brand of engaged learning depends on time-intensive interactions between students and faculty. The university seeks to provide faculty with the gift of time to conduct research, 经常与学生, to perform and to create new courses and programs. These activities allow faculty to stay current in their fields and become even better educators and mentors.
为了实现这一目标, Elon seeks to create additional endowed professorships and other faculty development funds. Professorships are a powerful way for colleges and universities to attract outstanding faculty because they include enhanced funding for salaries, research and other professional development activities.
To Name Professorships (minimum funding levels):
- Distinguished University Professorship: $2,000,000. 这个奖项是, 有时, to full professors who have made distinguished contributions to teaching, 奖学金和伊隆社区.
- Emerging Scholars/Junior Professorship: $500,000
- 教师 Innovation and Creativity Funds: $100,000. These funds provide time to Elon faculty to create new academic courses and develop innovative teaching methods to enhance student learning.
The Elon Experiences form the foundation of the university’s renowned engaged learning program. These five transformative opportunities—study abroad, 服务学习, 实习, undergraduate research and leadership—enable students to put their learning into action and see the impact they can have on the world.
These funds support a student’s participation in one of the five Elon Experiences. The funding minimum for an engagement experience fund is $50,000.
Elon sends more undergraduates to study abroad (more than 70 percent) than any other master’s-level school in the nation. 银河游戏app的新战略计划, 大胆的伦, which will guide the university through 2030, calls for access for all students to study abroad, 不管经济状况如何. Enhanced scholarship support is vital to meeting this goal.
Each year hundreds of students work closely with faculty mentors to develop research projects based on their areas of interest. These experiences are invaluable preparation for graduate study and professional careers. Additional funds will expand the number and enhance the quality of projects and enable student-faculty teams to present their research at national and international conferences.
Internships, Service Learning and Leadership Opportunities
关于 80 percent of students complete 实习 and service experiences during their Elon careers. 以更大的支持, more students could participate in these valuable opportunities at home or abroad and in cities where housing and living costs are high. Approximately one-third of all students hold at least one leadership position in the more than 190 campus organizations and programs. Additional endowment funding would expand leadership opportunities for students, preparing them for professional and personal success.
养老 support also is needed for 伦学院, an academic enrichment and college-access program that serves Alamance County, N.C., high school students with financial need or no family history of attending college. Academy scholars enroll as rising sophomores and commit to a three-year program that combines three intensive four-week summer residential experiences at Elon with a variety of academic activities throughout the school year. Increased annual and endowment funding are needed since academy scholars do not pay tuition to attend.
2007年开业至今, 伦学院 has inspired and empowered dozens of high school students to attend four-year colleges or universities, 包括伦, and to go on to assume leadership roles in their communities.