Bonner Scholars Program Application

Candidates for the Bonner Scholarships must demonstrate significant financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must have participated in community service endeavors during the last three years of high school. Recipients are required to stay involved in community service throughout their four years of college to retain the scholarship. Prospective students applying for the Bonner Scholars program before January 1st to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1st. If the calculated EFC $10,000 or less, then the student may meet the financial criteria for the Bonner Program. Occasional exceptions are made to this requirement.

Return both the application and any letters of recommendation within two weeks of receiving this application to: 

Guilford College Admission Office
5800  W. Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410 

Questions can be directed to Bonner Center director James Shields at 336.316.2447 or

All letters of recommendation should be submitted within two weeks of completing this application.

*You may be contacted to conduct an interview for this program.

**This application form cannot be saved. Be prepared to submit upon completing.

***A PDF version of the application is available 

Bonner Scholars Program Application

Your Information
Will you be participating in other programs while at Guilford? (QLSP, sports, clubs, etc.)
Demographic Information
Will you be the first in your family to attend college?
Are you applying as a first-year student?
Service (Senior Year)
Service (Junior Year)
Service (Sophomore Year)
Additional Service Information

In prospective Bonner Scholars, we look for committed people who have shown dedication to activities of importance in their lives whether or not they have had the opportunity to participate in service or volunteer activities.