Participants in the Bonner Program become part of a community that supports each other on campus and off.
The National Bonner Foundation is a group for all Bonner Leaders alumni from across the country. Bonners quickly find their community extends beyond the University of Lynchburg. They go out to look for summer internships and professional positions after graduation and find Bonner alumni there to help.
Bonner Leaders are committed to learning about social justice issues and becoming agents of change in their communities. If you are passionate about making a difference in your community, then Bonner is for you.
The Bonner Leader Program uses part of the student’s financial aid package to help them pay for college by working in the community. Bonners are given a four-year stipend by the Federal Work-Study Community Service program and work for 10 hours every week.
We want at least 75% of participating students to qualify for Federal Work-Study.
- Housing insecurity
- Food insecurity
- Access to health care
- Environment and sustainability
- Special populations
- Policy and advocacy