Bonner Leader Program

C‌lick here for the Bonner Leader Application‌ for incoming freshmen

Montclair State University is one of more than 60 colleges and universities nation-wide honored to host a Bonner Leaders Program.

Bonner Leaders commit to an average of 10 hours of service a week and 300 hours for the academic year. These hours are made up primarily of service to a community agency or project, but also from activities such as in-service workshops, training sessions, and retreats that address pertinent issues and teach valuable, transferable skills.  

Bonner Leaders receive a minimum stipend of $1,200 through the program (or if eligible through the Federal Work-Study program). Bonner Leaders are also eligible to receive a $1,100 education award (scholarship) when they complete their one-year term of service. This education award can be used to offset educational costs including tuition and student loans.

While the financial aspect is not the primary motivation for individuals to join Bonner, it does provide valuable monetary assistance as well as empowers each student to invest their time, energy and idealism in a positive and enriching experience.

As Bonner Leaders at MSU, members...

  • participate in mentoring and tutoring programs with community partners;
  • support charitable initiatives on campus;
  • attend local, state, and national training meetings, retreats;
  • and lead on-campus or local community service projects.  

Bonner Leaders also run the Bonner SPOTS Community Service Resource Room, located in the Center for Student Involvement (SC, Room 104).  Here, members support CSI's Volunteer Center by connecting students with community partners and volunteer opportunities on a one-on-one basis.

The Montclair State University Bonner Leaders Program is a collaboration between the Center for Community Engagement and the Center for Student Involvement.

‌If you are interested in being a Bonner Leader, please contact Krystal Woolston at woolstonk@mail.montclair.edu, 973-655-4268. 
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