Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Bonner Leadership Scholar program  photo of studentsBonner Leaders helps young child at Community EducationBonner leaders serves at the Buddy House for Down SyndromeBonner leader works with Bowling Green Independent SchoolsBonner leader serves at Hope Harbor

Bonner students serve 300 hours of service work and training and enrichment a year. Click the photo to learn more.

Students serve in leadership roles with their partners and help build capacity through their work.

Bonner is a great opportunity to support a students education and desire to work in the community. View the application page to apply.

There are multiple opportunities to serve as a Bonner Partner. Find out what organizations currently partner with the program. Click the photo to learn more.

WKU Bonner Leaders

The Bonner Leader program at WKU is a program designed to assistant student who have experience serving communities with their college education. WKU Bonner students dedicate ten hours a week (300 hours per academic year) of community service and training and enrichment, and they receive a partial tuition scholarship and/or federal work study from WKU. Bonner students are also eligible for an additional AmeriCorps education award to pay back school loans or save for future education costs.

The Bonner students at WKU are selected based on their service experience, leadership, application materials, as well as financial aid eligibility. Once selected, they will begin a developmental journey of service and leadership that will not only pay a significant portion of their higher education costs, but also equip them with critical life skills and real world experience that will separate them from their job-seeking peers. Bonner students learn what it means to become citizen professionals and effective agents of change.

Bonner students dedicate time each to community development projects organized by the campus and local nonprofit organizations. They also become a part of the national Bonner Network, engaging with Bonner students from colleges and universities across the nation. Through a service-learning model, Bonner students will lead collaborative efforts to make lasting impacts in the communities in which they serve.

 

Save the dates

 

March 6, 2014           

WKU Bonner Leader informational meeting

WKU ALIVE Center at 5:00pm CST (Click here to register)

 

April 3, 2014               

WKU Bonner Leader informational webinar at 5:00pm CST (Click here to register)

 

April 15, 2014             

WKU Bonner Leader application deadline

Bonner Leader Program

 

 

 


 

Contacts

Leah Ashwill, Director

 

Aurelia Spaulding

Communications & Marketing Coordinator (Bonner Program Manager)

270-782-0082

aurelia.spaulding@wku.edu

 

Sarah Hagan

Graduate Assistant (Bonner Coordinator)

270-782-0082

sarah.hagan569@topper.wku.edu

 Last Modified 1/31/14