Lineberger Fellows

The Lineberger Fellows program is designed to recognize, support and celebrate the many achievements of highly motivated and talented Lenoir-Rhyne University students. The program accomplishes this by preparing Lineberger Fellows to become more competitive applicants for post-graduate fellowships, awards and exceptional employment opportunities. Participation in the Lineberger Fellows program is through the university’s invitation-only Scholarship Day or by invitation of the director.

The program is supported by the Lineberger Center for Cultural and Educational Renewal with scholarships available over four years. This award cannot be combined with other programmatic scholarships. Federal, state and Lenoir-Rhyne financial aid cannot be combined to exceed the cost of tuition.

Nolan Garrett

Being part of the Lineberger Fellows program opened new doors for me at LR. It encouraged me to take opportunities I might have missed out on and helped me to think about my future after college.

Nolan Garrett '20, Computer Science

Application Process

The application process consists of two parts. The first part is an essay. All essays will be read and evaluated by the members of the Leadership Council. Those individuals making it past the essay round will then be interviewed by the Leadership Council and current members.


Fellows have the opportunity to receive a scholarship for each year and members can also receive monetary support in other forms. Funding can be provided for passport cost, attending conferences, and funding for summer opportunities. Summer funding is available to support the Fellows as they pursue independent projects, internship or shadowing opportunities, and both domestic and international travel or study abroad.


Requirements of the Lineberger Fellows Program include maintaining an average GPA of 3.8 or better, attending all mandatory events and meetings, participating in summer reads, attending at least one optional event per semester, keeping an up-to-date resume, meeting with career services and meeting with Rand Brandes, Ph.D., at least once per semester.


Aside from the resume-boosting potential, the Lineberger Fellows program has numerous benefits. These benefits include professional development and post-graduate preparation, passport cost reimbursement, networking opportunities, and summer funding for domestic and international travel and study. Fellows will also have the opportunity to move-in early to campus in the fall.