Apply to be a Bonner Scholar

The application process for the Bonner Scholars Program is competitive and highly selective. Each year, 15 students become Bonner Scholars from the incoming class of First Year students. Sophomore-level students can apply to the program if openings become available.

Selection begins with submission of the application. Successful candidates are chosen based upon their:

  • commitment to service,
  • demonstrated leadership,
  • scholastic ability, and
  • maturity reflected in the application process.

An advisory committee screens applications once they are all received. The committee is composed of:

  • program staff,
  • current Bonner Scholars,
  • selected Berea College staff and faculty members, and
  • community partners.

In addition to selection criteria already mentioned, applicants must have secured admission to Berea College and have demonstrated willingness to engage and explore the Bonner Common Commitments.

The international deadline to apply for the Berea College Bonner Scholars Class of 2022 is Friday, June 8, 2018. Begin your Berea College Bonner Scholars application here!

(Please note: If you have questions or concerns please reach us at bonnerscholars@berea.edu.)