Applications and Decisions

Bonner Program

The applications for Fall 2022 will open January 15th and the deadline will be March 15th

To learn more information about the Bonner Program or questions about the admission process contact the Bonner Team at bonner@gmu.edu!

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 initial 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 bonner@gmu.edu.  

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, 2022  Application Opens
March 15, 2022 Application Deadline
March 22, 2022 Letter of Recommendation Due
April 6, 2022 Notification of Interview 
April 18-23, 2022 Interview Week 
May 1, 2022   Notification of Decisions 
May 15, 2022 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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