Applications due 11:59pm CST on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

The Bonner Community Scholars Program is a four-year civic engagement program providing leadership programming, academic support, engagement opportunities and a social network. 

Being a Bonner Scholar involves a commitment not only to service, but also to learning how to be an effective change agent for one’s campus, community, and beyond. Ideal Bonner candidates are passionate about civic engagement and eliminating systematic inequalities, demonstrate community involvement, embrace working in a team setting, have leadership potential, and a commitment to the Bonner mission of “Access to Education & Opportunity to Serve.”

First generation college students, Minnesota residents, and students who have participated in college access programs (ie. AVID, Upward Bound, College Possible, TRIO, etc) are strongly encouraged to apply. To be eligible for the program participants must have work-study as part of their financial aid package and a demonstrated commitment to community involvement.

In addition to submitting an application, all candidates must email a resume to  . The resume will be used by the review committee to learn more about you and should include your employment history, extra curricular and volunteer/service activities.

A completed reference form must also be submitted by the person you have asked to serve as your reference. Please forward this link to the individual writing your reference: www.macalester.edu/cec/civicleadershipprograms/bonnerscholars/reference/

The program begins with a pre-orientation retreat, August 22-August 25, 2016. Students should not make travel plans until they have heard from Macalester. Decisions will be made in mid-July.

All application materials must be received by 11:59pm CST on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Contact Sedric McClure, Multicultural Counselor & Summer Program Coordinator at or  651-696-6014 for further information.