Ursinus Center for Advocacy, Responsibility and Engagement
What is the Bonner Leaders Program?
The mission of the Bonner Scholars and Bonner Leaders Programs is to transform the lives of students and members, the life of their campuses, their local communities, and the world through service and leadership.
The Bonner Program is designed to heighten the overall education students and members receive by asking them to engage in ongoing service work and helping them develop the experience, skills, knowledge and values necessary to make that work meaningful and lasting.
Campuses in the Bonner Leader Program have each designed innovative models that use federal work-study funds, AmeriCorps Education Awards, and institutional support to create scholarship stipends for students involved in community service as part of the Bonner Program.
Intensive Community Service Commitment
- 10 hours of community service (300 hours during the school year)
- 80% direct service, 20% training and enrichment
- Student select where they want to serve
- Students also serve as service project leaders
- Attend Bonner Orientation at the beginning of each semester
- Submit hour logs at the end of each month
- Participate in first-year service trip (Spring Break)
- Attend Saturday Service Days
- Multi-year program with 30 Bonner Leaders
- Coordinated by an on-campus Director and Coordinator
- Partnered with site supervisors at each community partner
- Increased expectations each year in the program
- Supported through regualar training and enrichment activities, as well as curricular connections
Application information will be sent out shortly for the 2018 Class