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The Bonner Scholars Program is a vehicle by which students dedicate themselves not only to service, but also to making connections between their community experiences and academic pursuits. Earlham is honored to be numbered among more than two dozen colleges and universities that each host a Bonner Scholar program.


Meet Some Current Bonner Scholars:

Charles -davis -homepage -calloutCharles Davis ’18

His words are lively and personal and as he speaks the raucous room is hushed. Preteens and teens from the Boys & Girls Club listen closely as Charles Davis ’18 performs an original poem about his childhood. The silence continues for a beat when the poem ends. A girl runs her hands over her arms to warm away the goose bumps. Davis knows the power of poetry. He’s tapped in.  Read More → 

Joe Ryan ’19

Joe Ryan '20 has a passion for the outdoors. In summer 2016, Joe interned at the Big Ugly Community Center in Harts, WV. Joe said, "The position allowed me to learn grant writing skills and interpersonal skills while teaching a group of high school students attending the summer program. The people made it special, especially the kindness and insights of my host family, the Tierneys, whose two children graduated from Earlham." Read More →

Dennis Vera

Dennis Vera ’19

Dennis Vera ’19 places a priority on people, loves to socialize and has a deep love for family. She also refuses to give up. These attributes serve her well when she mentors in local schools. Her service is part of the Bonner Scholar program, which awards scholarships to students with a passion for community service. Read More →

Jim Bowie ’20

Jim Bowie '20 is a rising sophomore in the Bonner Scholars program. As Jim states, "I'm no stranger to community service, I'm a Bonner (So.... a lot of service happens)..." Jim has a passion for Earlham and opportunities Bonner has provided him. Read More →

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