Be a Susquehanna Service Leader

Reflection. Reciprocity. Relationships.

  • Get a scholarship to pay for college
  • Learn skills that get you job-ready
  • Make an impact with the local community

Join a group of students who enjoy intentional mentoring and service learning as part of their Susquehanna experience.

You will participate in a four-year internship program working with community partners who focus on youth development. Every program experience is meant to both challenge you and develop essential skills to prepare you for your career.

Contact Assistant Director for Service Leaders Program & Career Development Center Sarah E. Farbo at 570-372-4733 or for more.

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Who is eligible?
You are eligible if you've been admitted to Susquehanna as a first-year student and have filed a FAFSA and demonstrated your family needs help paying for college.

How do I apply?
Submit a 300-600 word statement about how you help others.

Priority deadline is Jan. 6, 2020, and early applicants receive priority consideration. We accept applications through Feb. 15

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First-year students:

  • Meet monthly with SUSL leadership for coaching and support.
  • Meet monthly as a group.
  • Train and prepare to work in the community.
  • Work 6-8 hours per week developing skills.
  • Participate in a winter break service experience.
  • Complete an eight-week summer of service internship.

Second-, third- and fourth-year students:

  • Continue to work 6-8 hours per week in the community.
  • Meet monthly for additional professional and personal development.

Why should I apply to be a Susquehanna Service Leader?

  • Receive a $5,000 scholarship annually and a paid internship.
  • Participate in leadership training and one-on-one mentoring.
  • Develop career-related skills doing internships with community partners.
  • Use the knowledge gained working 6-8 hours per week to strengthen your personal and professional skills.

Our community partners

  • Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center
  • Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way
  • The Lewisburg Children’s Museum
  • The Regional Engagement Center
  • Summit Early Learning
  • Union-Snyder Community Action Agency

Isabella Moles '21

My experience with the SU Service Leaders has changed my perspective on the world and my future. SUSL has encouraged me to focus on the three components of reflection, reciprocity, and relationships, which have created a robust college experience and have created within me a civic leader.

Katherine Moronta Rodriguez '21

Being a Susquehanna Service leader has become part of my life as a college student. Having the opportunity to work with the Regional Engagement Center has helped me gain great relationships with the children I spend my time with and teach them how to be leaders while I am myself learning to lead. This program has taught me how to get the most out of my college experience and I couldn't be more grateful.

Taishiana Tsosie '21

Being a SUSL exceeded any expectations that I had in coming to SU. The people and the program have become more than a simple cohort or internship or scholarship—it's its own unique thing that I'm immensely grateful that I have the opportunity to be a part of.

Jose Martinez Rivera '21

My experience with the service leaders program had allowed me to create interpersonal connections with residents of the Selinsgrove community, as well as many members of Susquehanna University. I've considered the position of a service leader to truly be a gift, and I'm looking forward to seeing myself grow as a person through the program!

Contact Us

Sarah E. Farbo

Asst. Director for Service Leaders Program & Career Development Center


Career Development Center, Fisher Hall, Second Floor

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