The motto "Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve" distills the overarching goal of the Bonner Program. Since 1990, a diverse, multi-state consortium of participating colleges and universities have been joined through a common commitment to the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation’s mission to “transform students, communities, and campuses through service.”
The central goal of the Bonner Program is to provide diverse, predominantly low-income students with an “Access to Education and Opportunity to Serve.”
We have defined the core expectations for every Bonner Program on a four-year developmental model.
If you have a commitment to changing the world, you should apply to become a Bonner Scholar or Bonner Leader at one of 65 colleges and universities located in 24 states.
The Bonner Foundation’s Network is made up of 65 participating colleges and universities that annually support more than 3,000 students in the four-year service-based scholarship program.
The Bonner Foundation has authored or contributed to a series of publications related to the Bonner Program model and campus-wide community engagement.
The Bonner Program has gone through a series of phases in its 25+ year history since the pilot year at Berea College in 1990-91.