The application process for the Bonner Scholars Program is competitive and highly selective. Bonner Scholars are chosen from the incoming class of First Year students, and each year only 15 students are selected to join the program. Successful candidates are chosen based upon their commitment to service, demonstrated leadership, scholastic ability, and maturity reflected in their application. In addition, the successful candidate will reflect the following qualities:
- Has secured admission to Berea College.
- Has demonstrated significant community service through school or faith group, or in the home community.
- Has demonstrated a commitment to making connections between service initiatives and personal, as well as academic life.
- Has demonstrated the ability to interact well with others in varied situations.
As part of the application process, applicants need an endorsement (recommendation) from one individual who is familiar with their service activities and who has worked with the student on a regular basis for at least one semester (not family members or friends). To that end, we hope you’ll complete the brief endorsement form below. You may also mail or email a letter of recommendation to:
Bonner Scholars Program
Berea, KY 40404
The application deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018.