Bonner Leaders Program

The Bonner Program at Wagner, grounded in civic engagement, provides students with opportunities to get involved in on-campus initiatives and in the vibrant Staten Island community. Participants commit to civic engagement work, skill development and reflection based seminars, and service trips each year, while receiving financial support for their efforts. In addition, the program helps to create a collaborative campus culture through its unique, four-year cohort model.

The National Bonner Foundation seeks to fulfill the Bonner Network’s mission to provide diverse, low-income, under-represented, and first generation students with the opportunity to attend college, while engaging their talents and educations in building and supporting communities. As participants in the program, Bonners have access to this national network through conferences, program visits, and planning committees.

We invite you to navigate the page to learn more about the Bonner Program. Please take advantage of our resources and learning opportunities below.

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Interested in becoming a Bonner Leader? There is still time to apply!

The application to be part of the Bonner Leaders Program Class of 2026 cohort is open. Please see additional application information on our Prospective Students page.


Contact Us

Deyja Gentile

Coordinator of Community Partnerships and the Bonner Program, Office of the Provost

718-390-3248 deyja.gentile@wagner.edu Kairos House, 2nd Floor

As an alumna of Wagner and Bonner, I am glad to help students make meaningful impact in their communities, and grow as emerging leaders.