The Bonner Institute (TCNJ)

The Bonner Institute is a need-based scholarship program for students at TCNJ that involves 300 hours of service and training per year. Students meet every other Tuesday as a program and meet one-on-one with their advisors at the beginning and end of the semester. Participants receive up to 4 years of funding, depending on their grade at acceptance. 

It involves completing service projects with local organizations such as Bridge to Employment (BTE), leadership and civic engagement development, collaboration, and education on social justice issues. Participants receive a scholarship contingent on completion of service hours.

The Bonner Institute is a program by The College of New Jersey.


  • Submit an application
  • Submit two non-family references
  • Chosen applicants will interview with staff and current Bonner Scholars in the first week of April and will hear back by May 1

Application due in March


  • For first year students
    • Must have completed application to TCNJ
    • Be on track to graduate high school in the spring 
  • Must be a TCNJ student

Point Person: Destiny De La Rosa, TCNJ Bonner Coordinator


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (609) 771-2548