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Wofford Hosts Bonner Scholars Leadership Institute

Friday, June 07, 2002

SPARTANBURG, SC—Nearly 200 students, faculty and administrators from more than 50 colleges and universities will attend the Bonner Scholars Program Summer Leadership Institute at Wofford College this week.

Participants will take part in community-based learning and service learning workshops, student leadership curriculum tracks, and Bonner congress leadership planning and training for students. The institute opens on Wednesday, June 12, and will run through Saturday, June 15.

Among the 52 colleges and universities represented are Princeton University, Rhodes College, Stetson University, Temple University, Washington & Lee University, Appalachian School of Law and Georgetown University.

Since 1990, the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation has recognized students who demonstrate the ability to succeed both in the classroom of their colleges and in their communities. To promising students whose economic situations ordinarily demand that they spend their out-of-class hours and summer months raising money to meet college expenses, the Bonner Foundation awards scholarships and provides other practical support.

The Bonner Scholars Program is active at some 25 colleges, mostly in the southern Appalachian and Piedmont areas. The program is based on the premise that young people care about others, and given the opportunity, will become active and involved in the local community. The Wofford Bonner Scholars have taken a strong leadership role in the Spartanburg and Wofford College communities.