Bonner Leader Program

Bonner Leaders are part of a diverse community of passionate students ready to engage in the world through service.

The Bonner Leader Program is a selective four-year civic leadership development program that provides annual scholarships to students in exchange for a weekly commitment to meaningful service with a local community organization. As a Bonner Leader, you’ll  delve into community and social justice topics to better understand the world around you - and your role in it. You'll also be part of a national network that transforms students, communities and campuses through service. The College is one of only 51 colleges and universities nationwide to offer this prestigious program.

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Become a Changemaker

Our Bonner Leaders combine education, service and reflection to become changemakers. How? By developing meaningful service partnerships with local non-profits throughout the school year, engaging in hands-on experiences that challenge them to look at old problems in new ways, and exploring what it means to be an active member of the community.

The 2024-2025 Bonner Leader Program applications for incoming freshmen are now open and are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 2, 2024. Click here to access the application or email us at for more information.

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