Bonner Scholars Program

Wofford’s Bonner Scholars Program, established in 1991, is a four-year scholarship program that supports diverse, civic-minded, motivated students to bring about positive community change and social justice through service, research, and action.It is cohort-based (15 students are accepted from each incoming class at Wofford), intensive (280+ hours per school year + some full-time summer internships), and developmental (integrating experiential, curricular, and co-curricular service, learning, and reflection, leading to a capstone community engagement project and a culminating reflection presentation). 

Students receive a need-based tuition scholarship, other stipends, and incredible personal support from Bonner Program staff, other administrators, supportive faculty, committed community partners, as well as a huge network of Bonner Scholars, alumni, and staff at almost 100 other Bonner-hosting institutions. 

As a result, they develop as insightful leaders and effective changemakers in their communities and beyond. The program is designed to transform the students in it, as well as the campus and communities in which they serve and learn. 

Program Requirements

Financial Scholarship

Application Info and Timeline