How to Apply

Bonner Leader Applications for Fall 2024 are now open!


  • Entering Freshmen in any area of study
  • Passion for working with the community
  • Interest in leadership development
  • Priority will be given to first-generation college students and those with Federal Work Study (FWS) awards

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  • 8-10 hours per week of paid work including:
  • Attending leadership workshops
  • Providing service at community organizations
  • Working with a team to develop a 4 year Bonner Program

How to apply to be a Bonner

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2024

  1. Apply to be a student at UH Hilo
  2. Complete the FAFSA (Double check that you have answered 'yes' to the FAFSA Question: "Are you interested in being considered for work-study?")
  3. Complete the Google Form Application
  4. Submit a resume to with the subject line: Bonner Leader Resume
  5. Wait for email on interview date/time
  6. Complete Interview
  7. Wait for decision notice