Launch Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness

National Bonner Leaders at Averett University

The National Bonner Leaders Scholarship and Program at Averett University is an intensive, four-year community leadership opportunity that educates, equips and inspires students to engage our local community and beyond through a partnership with the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation.

National Bonner Leaders are selected through a highly competitive process open to incoming first-year students. The program is committed to the belief that students can address critical social issues, providing them with an avenue to positively affect their campuses, the local community, and the world through leadership and excellence in service. If accepted, students enter an engaging, community-based leadership program in which they will gain the tools to build community relationships and effectively meet regional needs. These students will galvanize the Averett student body, in a continuing effort to develop a culture of service.

National Bonner Leader Criteria:

Strongly demonstrated commitment to community engagement and civic involvement, affinity for working in teams, and high moral character. Strong academic performance is highly preferred.


$1,200 annual stipend, which may or may not include federal work study.

How to Apply:

In January, perspective students are invited to schedule an interview for the National Bonner Leaders Program and Scholarship. In-person interviews are conducted on Scholarship Day in February. For those students that can not attend Scholarship Day, video chat interviews are scheduled.

Please direct all questions or concerns about National Bonner Leaders to April Love-Loveless, Coordinator of Community Engagement, Study Abroad and Bonner, at or 434-791-7228.