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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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Bonner Application


Bonner Application (in Word) | Bonner Application (in PDF)

Take a moment to look over the requirements for Bonner Leaders below. Interested students can submit application information below.



   Leadership experience

   Volunteer experience

   Completed application (Steps 1-3) submitted by April 15th

   Kentucky resident (preferred)

   Federal Work Study eligible (must have a financial aid application on file)

   Admission into Western Kentucky University

WKU Bonner Leaders are selected based on their service and leadership experience, response to the short answer questions in the application, letters of recommendation, as well as financial aid eligibility. Preference may be giving to first-generation college students.

Application Submission Steps

Step 1: Complete Bonner Application Part 1 of 3 contact information form online below.

Step 2: Complete Bonner Application Part 2 of 3 short answer questions. Submit the questions via email to by April 15, 2015.

Step 3: Bonner Application Part 3 of 3: Submit three letters of recommendations by April 15, 2015. All letters of recommendation must be emailed to


Program Requirements

Participation in MASTER Plan

Seven hours of ICSR courses 

300 hours per year/ Approximately 8-10 hours per week of community service and training and enrichment

Maintain an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

Attendance at weekly meetings




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