Historically Black Virginia State University is joining a network of 70 colleges and universities that sponsor the Bonner Leaders Program.
Beginning this fall, Virginia State students who are accepted into the program will spend 8 to 10 hours a week of community service. In return they will receive a stipend from the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation to support their education.
Robert Hackett, president of the Bonner Foundation, stated, “The VSU students I met share the commitment to make the world a better place that drives our work. With their energy and leadership and the active support of the administration, VSU Bonner Leaders will be agents of change in the community and on campus today and in the years to come.”
Virginia State is the third historically Black educational institution to join the Bonner Leaders Program. Morehouse College and Spelman College also participate.