Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve

Each year, 25 students are selected to make a four-year commitment to being active citizens in the Richmond region. Bonner Scholars are matched with nonprofits, schools, and government agencies that align with their interests in social issues and, for four years, intern at one organization in exchange for financial assistance. In addition to the meaningful connections and professional skills Bonner Scholars develop through their paid internships, they also participate in on-campus reflective exercises and educational programming to understand difference, power, and privilege; deepen their thinking about complex social issues; and prepare for active citizenship.

Applications dates for 2024 are forthcoming. Incoming first year applications will be accepted on a post-enrollment basis in early May, and walk-on applications for the Class of 2026 and 2027 will be accepted in early June.