Civic Engagement Center
Markim Hall, Third Floor
651-696-6040
651-696-6030 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Applications due Midnight CST Thursday, June 27, 2013.

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. 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 heal@macalester.edu. 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/

All application materials must be received by midnight CST Thursday, June 27, 2013.

Are you a first-generation college student (neither parent has completed a college degree)?


Have you participated in any college access programs (eg. Admission Possible, AVID, Upward Bound, TRIO, etc)? 
Please list:

In addition to the Bonner Scholars program, I am applying to the following programs (check all that apply):



Of these, my first choice is:




Of these, my second choice is:




The following questions will be used, in conjunction with your admissions application, to evaluate your application to the Bonner Program. When answering the questions, be descriptive and give as many examples as possible in 200-350 words.

1.  What specifically interests you about the Bonner Program. What do you hope to gain? What do you hope to contribute?


2. Describe one family, work or service activity in which you devoted a significant amount of time. Describe this activity, explaining what you did, why you did it, and how it made a difference in your life and in the lives of others. What kept you actively participating?

3. 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. What are you passionate about?

4.  Tell us about at time when you were part of an intense group, team or community experience. What did you learn about yourself? What are three key factors that contribute to group success?

5.   Is there anything else that you would like to share about what makes you an ideal candidate for Bonner?

I allow the staff of the Civic Engagement Center access to my admissions and financial aid information. (NOTE:  Failure to check this box will prevent us from processing your application)

I understand my application will be considered complete when my application, letters of recommendation and resume have been received. Email resume to heal@macalester.edu. The required recommendation form is here>>. Please forward this link to the individual writing the reference: www.macalester.edu/cec/civicleadershipprograms/bonnerscholars/reference/

The program begins with a pre-orientation retreat, August 25 - August 28, 2013. I understand this and will not make travel plans until I have heard from Macalester. Decisions will be made in mid-July.

All application materials must be received by midnight CST Thursday, June 27, 2013.

 

For information and program details, contact Sedric McClure, Multicultural Counselor & Summer Program Coordinator - mcclure@macalester.edu - 651-696-6014.