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Bonner Application


The Bonner Leader Program is a unique leadership development program for students with an interest in service and civic engagement. The program provides students an avenue to impact their campuses, their local communities and the world through leadership and excellence in service. Applicants are chosen based on their demonstrated leadership potential, and all students with an interest in meaningful and significant service are encouraged to apply. The application process is competitive and highly selective. Seven incoming first-year applicants will be selected to be a part of the Bonner Leader Program. 

Open to all incoming first-year students at the College of Charleston, applicants must complete the online application form, and submit two references who can speak to the applicant’s leadership potential and interest in service.

To apply, complete the online application form available here: 


We recommend that applicants view all of the short answer prompts in this DOCUMENT before starting the online form.

Applications will not be complete until we receive two letters of recommendation. Please share this RECOMMENDATION LINK with two people that you wish to serve as references to your character and achievements. Please do not have friends or family provide these.

The application process for the 2019-2020 academic year is live. 

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by Tuesday, April 30, 2018.

Applicants will be notified by the middle of June if they have been selected for an interview.

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