CNU Bonner Service Scholars

The Bonner Program is a four-year, developmental program that educates, equips, and inspires students to engage with our local community and beyond. Through a partnership with the prestigious Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, Christopher Newport belongs to a national network of more than 75 colleges and universities that support four-year, service scholarships.

Bonner Service Scholars are placed on small, site-based teams and serve at least 10 hours each week during the school year, for a combined total of more than 250 hours each year. In addition to direct service, Bonners participate in program development, policy research, national conferences, skills trainings, and other development activities.

For more information, contact Vanessa Buehlman, Bonner Program Director at You can also look at our Bonner Scholar Program Booklet.


The 2024 Bonner Application is now open.