Application Process

Twenty incoming first-year students are selected each year to become Bonner Scholars, working to establish an appreciation of both local and global needs through consistent engagement with a wide variety of community partners.

As an incoming student, you are eligible to apply for the Bonner Scholars Program if you demonstrate financial need as evidenced by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service's PROFILE application. You still are eligible for a Bonner scholarship even if you receive other scholarship money.

Generally students must be entering as first-year students but sophomores also may be eligible if spots are available. Athletes and students immersed in theatre or music are welcome to apply. Email if you are concerned about the time constraints.

Submit Your Application

To apply, complete the application and email it to, director of community service and Bonner Scholars. Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available in the fall.

You may submit your application at any time. The rolling review and acceptance process begins in mid-March and applications are reviewed throughout the spring and early summer.

Once you are accepted into the program, you will receive more information about Bonner orientation, held the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the college's new student orientation.