Applications and Decisions

Bonner Program

The applications for Fall 2021 will be due March 15th, 2021

To learn more information about the Bonner Program or questions about the admission process contact the Bonner Team at!

Apply to the Bonner Leadership Program

Application Questions

Please note that you can save your progress and return to the application but you must complete the application within 2 weeks of your intitial start date. We encourage you to write your responses to the essay questions before starting the application. If you run into any challenges, please contact us at  

1.Why are you interested in applying to be a Bonner Leader? (250 word limit)

2. What do you see as your responsibility to the community around us? How can you be a leader through social change? (250 word limit)

3. Please describe a past or current volunteer experience and what you have learned through your participation. If you have not volunteered or performed service in the past, please explain a service that you would like to do in the future and what you hope to gain from it? (250 word limit)

Application Timeline: 

January 15, 2021  Application Opens
March 15, 2021 Application Deadline
March 22, 2021 Letter of Recommendation Due
April 1, 2021 Notification of Interview 
April 19-23, 2021 Interview Week 
April 25, 2021   Notification of Decisions 
May 1, 2021 Program Commitment Deadline
Bonner Leader Spotlight: Nimisha

Bonner Leader Spotlight: Nimisha

Meet Nimisha: Nimisha is a City Year AmeriCorps Alumni with a passion for education policy. She has been able to continue this passion through her the Children's Science Center which serves as her Bonner Community Site. There she helps to lead STEM workshops and programs for youth in the community. Learn more about Nimisha...

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