Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leader Applications Now Accepted for Freshmen and Sophomores

The Office of Civic Engagement is excited to announce it is now accepting applications for the Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leader program for current freshman and sophomore Widener students.

Students in the program commit to 300 hours of service and leadership trainings each year in exchange for an annual $5,000 scholarship applied towards tuition for up to 8 semesters.

The application consists of a one-page cover letter and one-page resume e-mailed to Dylan Lawrence ( by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Interviews will occur the week of April 7, and selected students will begin the PSC/Bonner program starting in August 2014.


Committed to the belief that an education includes both fostering students' intellectual growth and developing them into socially responsible citizens, President Harris created the Presidential Service Corps (PSC) program in 2002. Since then, the PSC has grown to include up to 60 students per year. In 2007, the Presidential Service Corps partnered with the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation to further develop student civic leaders at Widener University and form the Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leader Program (PSC/Bonner).

The PSC/Bonner Leader program is comprised of 60 undergraduates. Students in the PSC/Bonner Leader program commit to serving 300 hours of community service per year in the city of Chester. In addition, students participate in training and enrichment activities that help them develop skills that propel them along the Bonner Foundation Student Developmental Model. All 60 PSC/Bonner Leaders receive an annual $5,000 award in addition to any need-based financial aid or academic-based scholarships.

The epitome of our core values in action, the PSC/Bonner Leaders are a distinguished group of students who live, learn, and work together, devoting themselves to responsible citizenship and inspiring others to do the same.


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