The Bonner Scholars Program is a four-year scholarship program that supports a strong team of students working to bring about positive community change through service, research and action. All 80 participants in Davidson's Bonner Scholars Program come together for weekly peer meetings and skill development, covering topics such as time management, conflict resolution, poverty reduction and education reform. Each year a new class of 20 incoming students are accepted into the program.
Bonner Scholars complete 280 hours of service annually, which include skill building lessons and class meetings. They also complete two summers of service, a cornerstone project over the course of the four-year program and have multiple opportunities for leadership.
|School Year Support:||$1,250 per semester|
|Summer Living Support:||$1,000 per summer, paid at the beginning of the summer|
|Summer Earnings:||$1,500 per summer, paid early the following fall|
|Senior Stipend||$500 in senior year for service or professional development opportunity|
|Loan Reduction:||$2,000 for educational loan and can be accessed up to 7 years post graduation from Davidson|
TOTAL MONETARY VALUE: $17,500
Since its inception in 1990, the Bonner program has grown to include 74 colleges and universities nationwide. Davidson has participated in the program since 1991, making it one of the longest-running Bonner Scholars programs in the nation.