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Bonner Scholar Application

PERSONAL INFORMATION

First Name:  
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Mailing Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Home Phone:  
Cell Phone:  
Email Address:  
Berry Student ID #:  
Are you applying as a first-year student?  
If no, what is the semester and year of your expected graduation?  
Will you be/are you the first in your family to attend college?  
If not, who has preceded you?    

ESSAYS  

Please respond thoughtfully to the following questions. They are designed to give you an opportunity to relate your experiences that qualify you to be a Bonner Scholar. Responses 2 - 7 should be no more than 150 words each.
 
1. Fill in the table with various service activities you have been involved in during the past four years and/or the family responsibilities you have assumed. Specify the activities, positions held, and length/frequency of commitments.
Activity One            
Activity/Organization   Start/End Dates   Title/Responsibilities   Frequency/How Often?

 
 
       
Activity Two            
Activity/Organization   Start/End Dates   Title/Responsibilities   Frequency/How Often?
         
Activity Three            
Activity/Organization   Start/End Dates   Title/Responsibilities   Frequency/How Often?

 
       
Activity Six            
Activity/Organization   Start/End Dates   Title/Responsibilities   Frequency/How Often?
         
Activity Five            
Activity/Organization   Start/End Dates   Title/Responsibilities   Frequency/How Often?

 
       
Activity Six            
Activity/Organization   Start/End Dates   Title/Responsibilities   Frequency/How Often?
         
Activity Seven            
Activity/Organization   Start/End Dates   Title/Responsibilities   Frequency/How Often?

 
       
Activity Eight            
Activity/Organization   Start/End Dates   Title/Responsibilities   Frequency/How Often?
         
Activity Nine            
Activity/Organization   Start/End Dates   Title/Responsibilities   Frequency/How Often?

 
       
Activity Ten            
Activity/Organization   Start/End Dates   Title/Responsibilities   Frequency/How Often?
         
2. Describe one of these activities in detail. Include information on your motivation for having participated in this activity and how you have benefited from the experience.
   
3. Describe an experience of working with someone different from yourself in terms of age, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or another perspective. What did you learn from this experience?
   
4. The Bonner Scholars Program provides students the opportunity to serve others. Explain why this would be attractive to you?
   
5. Describe the talents, skills, sensitivity and perspective you bring to service work.
   
6. Many problems plague the social community of the world. The Bonner Scholars Program is committed to the idea that students can change the world through service. What single social or public policy issue do you think is the most urgent crisis in your community and/or in today's society at large and why?
   
7. Name a person who has inspired you to serve. Briefly describe how he or she has challenged you.
   

REFERENCES  

Please provide two (2) reference names (i.e. teachers, counselors, or religious leaders, etc.) These persons should be knowledgeable regarding your involvement in community service and/or your family responsibilities. Please list below the name, telephone number, and email of each of the individuals.
 
First Reference:  
Full Name (First Last):
Title/Relationship to you:
How long have you known this person?
Email Address:
Telephone Number:

Second Reference:  
Full Name (First Last):
Title/Relationship to you:
How long have you known this person?
Email Address:
Telephone Number:

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