Bonner Leadership Program

Starting from your first year at Mason, you’ll get paid work-study experience while performing public service through the four-year Bonner Leadership Program. 

Explore the concepts of citizenship and democracy through coursework, then partner with community agencies to gain experience in a variety of areas of civic engagement. 

You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be a leader in creating social change locally, nationally, and globally.  

Bonner Leaders are selected from incoming first-year students, and they’ll earn a $3,000 service-based stipend, paid in bi-weekly installments throughout the semester. Eligible students can participate in the program for four years. 

"I honestly don’t believe I would be as happy at Mason without this program. It has given me so much opportunity already, and I have met some amazing people through it. I am so thrilled that I get to be a part of it, and I would not trade it for anything else!" Bonner Student 2020


Applications for the 2024 season are now closed!