15 incoming students each year are offered the opportunity to participate in the Bonner Scholars Program while at Berea College. Bonner Scholars are chosen based on their records of academic and community service achievement. They fulfill their labor requirement through positions in service either at the college or in the community. In addition, they participate in leadership training, regional conferences and service events, receive financial assistance for summer service, and have access to resources through the Bonner Foundation. Upperclassmen are accepted if spaces become available.