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LinC Bonner Scholars

Each year, the LinC Bonner Scholar program at Washburn University accepts 16-20 new members with most of these students having identified financial need. As an intense, multi-year community engagement, leadership development, university honor program we endeavor to utilize university funds such as federal work study to support the students as they engage in their community-based service work. However, we always have a few Bonners who do not, for one reason or another, qualify to receive these funds despite a demonstrated need. This causes them to have to rely on student loan money or outside jobs, which take away from campus and academic engagement.

We would, therefore, like to be able to offer up to three of these students a $1600 ($800 per semester) scholarship to support their continued engagement with the program and the community. Supporting their participation not only benefits the nonprofit organizations and public schools that they work for, but also their personal and academic development. Students who participate in this program are much more likely to graduate from Washburn, go to graduate school and remain engaged in their community than the general student population. Without some financial support, it many times makes it difficult for students to fully take advantage of all the program has to offer in terms of leadership opportunities, academic enrichment, attainment of workplace skills and knowledge, and access to local, national and international experiences and networking opportunities.

Highest Number of Gifts
Gifts of any size matter, and they all add up to make a major difference at Washburn University. These projects or funds have the highest number of gifts making an impact today!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $1,500 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 88
2 $1,250 Mass Media Program Enhancements 71
3 $1,000 Ichabods Moving Forward 60
4 $750 LinC Bonner Scholars 56
5 $500 Project Non Nobis Solum 54
Highest Dollar Total
Your generosity shapes Washburn University's future and the opportunities available to students. Thank you for giving to these projects and departments!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $1,500 Saying Yes - Business Dean's Fund $15,200.00
2 $1,250 School of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence $7,055.00
3 $1,000 School of Business General Scholarship Fund $6,830.00
4 $750 Tennis $5,600.00
5 $500 Diverse Elementary Teacher Initiative $4,685.00
Learning in the Community Scholarship Match
Lacey Keller, bba '08, will match dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 for gifts to the Learning in the Community (LINC) Scholarship fund.
$1,000 MATCHED
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