His words are lively and personal and as he speaks the raucous room is hushed. Preteens and teens from the Boys & Girls Club listen closely as Charles Davis ’18 performs an original poem about his childhood. The silence continues for a beat when the poem ends. A girl runs her hands over her arms to warm away the goose bumps.
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Earlham College has a rich history of engaging students in service and social issues. The Bonner Scholars Program is a vehicle by which students continue that legacy and dedicate themselves not only to service but also to making connections between their community experiences and their academic pursuits. Earlham College is one of more than two dozen colleges and universities nation-wide honored to host a Bonner Scholars Program. Each year, 15 incoming first-year students are selected to participate in the four-year scholarship program.
The Bonner Scholars Program was created to assist students with high financial need and passion for community service to obtain a college education. The program provides them with an opportunity to engage in community service activities while in school. The Bonner Scholars program is designed to identify worthy and qualified students who need financial assistance, enable students to serve others, provide academic support and enrichment activities to students, and encourage students to earn their college degrees. We recognize that circumstances may have prevented some students from participating in community service so past service experience is not a requirement. Rather, students must possess a genuine desire to engage in community service and a willingness to devote the time and energy needed to be successful in the program.
After graduating, Mary Jones '12 found that she was tailor-made for a position available at Cope Environmental Center due to the skill set and relationships that she had developed while an undergraduate at Earlham.
Tyrian Robertson ’17 sees how the broader world is at work in her life and is inspired to use her skills and abilities to benefit others.
After graduation, Robertson hopes to start a nonprofit that helps areas recover from natural disasters.