Presidential Service Corps Scholarships
Committed to the belief that an education includes both fostering students' intellectual growth and developing them into socially responsible citizens, Widener created the Presidential Service Corps (PSC) program in 2002. 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.
The PSC Bonner Leader application process for incoming first-year students:
The PSC Bonner Leader program is seeking applicants for the 2019-2020 academic year. 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 develop skills that propel them along the Bonner Foundation Student Developmental Model. PSC Bonner Leaders receive an annual $5,000 award.
We are seeking applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. These students will begin the program in fall 2019. (Applicants should be incoming first-year students). In a one-page, single-spaced cover letter, applicants should communicate why they are applying to the program and why they are an ideal candidate based on their experiences, skill sets, and passions. In a one-page resume, applicants should include their contact information, activities, awards, and community service experiences.
The online PSC application link will be available in early December.
Deadline to apply is January 16, 2019.