Bonner Scholars Program
"Access to education. Opportunity to serve."
The Bonner Scholar Program is a four-year scholarship for undergraduate students who have a need for financial assistance and a commitment to community work. At Mars Hill College, the program supports up to 80 students each year by providing access to education and opportunities to serve. In lieu of on-campus student employment, Bonner scholars serve an average to 10 hours a week at local nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and/or public schools. Additionally, the program offers an intensive experience in community-based learned and leadership development that focuses on civic engagement, community building, diversity, international perspective, social justice, and spiritual exploration.
- Complete 140 hours of community work each semester averaging 10 hours per week
- Attend weekly Bonner Scholars Program meetings and educational programs
- Participate in various orientations, retreats, and service trips
- Service 280 community-based internship hours with local, state, national, or international organizations for two summers while in college
- Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Abide by all guidelines that have been laid out in the Bonner Handbook