Benjamin Robinson
  • Chilhowie, VA

Robinson Lends Helping Hand as a Member of the Emory & Henry College Bonner's Program

2012 Nov 14

Benjamin Robinson, of Chilhowie, Va., a sophomore Undecided major at Emory & Henry College, has spent the fall semester of 2012 serving in a variety of positions with the E&H Bonner Scholars Program.

Established in 1991 by the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, Inc., of Princeton, New Jersey, the Bonner Scholars Program is the premier scholarship program at Emory & Henry College. The Bonner Program offers 80 scholarships annually in return for eight hours of direct community service and two hours of reflection and participation in enrichment events per week.

Projects from the fall semester have included the creation of a "Great Outdoors Learning Dome" in the Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, Va. Students have served at public schools, the Boys & Girls Club, and the William King Museum in Abingdon, Va. Students have also tutored Washington County, Va. Regional Jail inmates in preparation for GED testing.

Emory & Henry College agrees to meet 100 percent of a student's financial need through the student's subsidized Stafford loan eligibility, annual Bonner stipend, other scholarships and grants. Any outside scholarships will be included in the grant portion of a student's package.