The Warren Wilson College Bonner Program

Apply to join the Bonner Service Crew


What is the Bonner Leaders Work Crew?

The Warren Wilson Bonner program is supported in part through the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, which provides funding, training and technical assistance to community service and service-learning scholarship and leadership programs at colleges and universities across the eastern United States. The mission of the Bonner Foundation is to transform the lives of students, their campuses and local communities through providing access to education, and the experience to serve. 15-20 Warren Wilson students participate on the crew, and their efforts are centralized through the College's Service Program. As a crew in the Warren Wilson College Work Program, students dedicate 15 hours per week to the establishment and leadership of community engagement activities such as co-curricular and service-learning projects, alternative break trips and issue education workshops.

NOTE: This is a leadership program, not a scholarship.


 What are some of the benefits of the Bonner Program?

Bonner: The Basics

Each Bonner will:

Bonner and the WWC Work Program

A Bonner at Warren Wilson will be placed in the Service Program office as their work crew assignment, and will work a total of 15 hours each week. Bonners spend part of their 15 hours of work in the office, and the rest of their crew time in the larger community participating in and leading service projects offered to the entire student body. The crew also designs and creates special events on campus to raise awareness around social justice issues such as HIV/AIDS, diversity education, and environmental concerns.

How can I become a Bonner Service Crew Member?

Applications for current students are available HERE. Applications for incoming students (new to WWC) are available HERE. Applications should be emailed to Shuli Archer, Director of Student Engagement, at

Generally, students must have a demonstrated commitment to service in order to become a Bonner. We accept new crew members only at the start of the academic year. Applicants will be asked to include two references from people who have seen you working in group situations, working with children, or with whom you have worked closely. Applicants will also undergo an interview process with service staff.

We typically choose Bonners based on the following:


Want to know more?

We welcome the opportunity to connect.  Contact Shuli Arieh Archer, Director of Student Engagement  via phone (828-771-3775) or email (   We highly recommend that you visit our campus so that we can meet you and introduce you in person to the current Bonners.   For campus visits, please contact Monique Cote at the Office of Admission, 1-800-934-3536, and tell her that you are interested in the Bonner program and in the staff.


Shuli Arieh Archer, Director of Student Engagement
Warren Wilson College
Campus Box 6326
P.O. Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828-771-3775
Fax: 828-771-3052

For Admission Information: 1-800-934-3536