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Presidential Service Corps Scholarships

The PSC/Bonner Leader application process for Fall 2013 is now open.

1.    Interested students submit an Undergraduate Application and receive acceptance into Widener University.

2.    Once identified as the top 10% of possible PSC/Bonner Leader candidates, qualified accepted students receive an invitation from Widener University to submit a PSC/Bonner Leader application.

3.    Those invited to apply submit the PSC/Bonner Leader application by January 14, 2013 to the Office of Civic Engagement at Widener University. *

4.    After reviewing all applications, Widener invites finalists in late January to attend a PSC/Bonner Leader Interview Experience held on February 18, 2013. Hosted by President Harris; Widener administrators, faculty, and current PSC/Bonner Leaders interview finalists and share more about the Widener PSC/Bonner Leader experience. A reception and information/workshop session allows perspective students and a parent to learn more about the PSC/Bonner Program from current students.

5.    By early March, Widener notifies PSC/Bonner Leader award recipients regarding their status in the PSC/Bonner Leader program.

* PSC/Bonner Application Details


The PSC/Bonner Leader application consists of a cover letter and resume.

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.

Applicants must submit their completed applications by January 14, 2013 as one attachment (saved as a PDF file) via e-mail to presidentialservicecorps@gmail.com with "PSC/Bonner Resume" in the e-mail subject line.

For questions on the program, please contact Anna Miller at 610-499-4657 or via email at acmiller@mail.widener.edu.

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