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Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Bonner Application



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 1st

   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 (will be available on this page during the fall 2015).

Step 2: Complete Bonner Application Part 2 of 3 short answer questions. Submit the questions via email to by April 1, 2016.

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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 Last Modified 6/22/15