Twenty incoming first-year students are selected each year to become Bonner Scholars, working to establish an appreciation of both local and global needs through consistent engagement with a wide variety of community partners.

As an incoming student, you are eligible to apply for the Bonner Scholars Program if you demonstrate financial need as evidenced by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service's PROFILE application. You still are eligible for a Bonner scholarship even if you receive other scholarship money.

Generally students must be entering as first-year students but sophomores also may be eligible if spots are available. Athletes and students immersed in theatre or music are welcome to apply. Email if you are concerned about the time constraints.

Submit Your Application

The application for the Bonner Scholars Class of 2025 is now closed! It will open in late fall for the Class of 2026. Although prospective students are welcome to apply, communication about Bonner will not begin until after Davidson College admission decisions have been made. Beginning in March, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the link will remain open until all spots are filled.