Bonner Students

Bonner Leader Program

Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve
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If you are a strong student who is interested in community service and learning leadership skills, we encourage you to apply today.

Athens State is looking for 10 exemplary students to serve as the next Bonner Leader cohort.

The Bonner Leaders Program is a fellowship program for students that have financial need (qualify for Federal Work-Study), exhibit a capacity for leadership development, and show an interest in community service. Bonner Leaders receive leadership development throughout the year while completing significant service-learning (280+ hours/year) within the local community. Your community work and weekly trainings will be your work-study job. Bonner Leaders receive a financial support package that includes work-study position and a scholarship.  

BONNER BENEFITS:

  • Membership in a nationally recognized program.
  • Engagement with a community of peers who are passionate about service.
  • Gain an understanding of community and community partner needs.
  • Student Employment Wages: approximately $2,800 per academic year.
  • Athens State Bonner Scholarship: $2,000 (full time) or $1,500 (part-time) per academic year. Distributed over two semesters.
  • Training on leadership development and social justice topics.

AS A BONNER, YOU WOULD BE REQUIRED TO:

  • Qualify for Federal Work-Study. You can learn if you qualify by contacting the Financial Aid office by phone at (256) 233-8122 or by emailing finaid@athens.edu.
  • Serve ~ 10 hours of paid community service each week (280/year).
  • Attend Athens State University for a minimum of two years, including two fall and two spring semesters.
  • Participate in the Bonner Leader Orientation Retreat.
  • Participate in weekly in-person meetings and activities throughout the semester.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or above.
  • Represent the university with integrity and distinction.

ARE YOU A BONNER?

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone: 256-233-8112

Email: BonnerLeaders@athens.edu

Department: Office of Academic Affairs

Office: McCandless Hall, 3rd Floor