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 are applying to Susquehanna University as a first-year student and have filed a FAFSA and demonstrated your family needs help paying for college. You must be admitted to Susquehanna to be selected for the SUSL program.

How do I apply?
- Submit a 300-600 word statement about how you help others.
- Priority deadline is Jan. 8, 2021, 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
  • Shikellamy School District After-School Programs

Kyler Balliet ‘22

The Service Leaders program has greatly strengthened my connection with the community. I'm glad I'm able to engage in service that is meaningful to me and benefits youth in the area. Part of what makes the work so enjoyable is being able to share the challenges and successes with my fellow SUSLs. We've learned to communicate effectively and play off each other's strengths to make an impact that counts. I can already see the difference SUSL has made in my life and in the lives of others! 

Kallan Carter '23

My time here at Susquehanna as a SUSL has given me experience in creating meaningful relationships with people in the community and on campus. It has opened up doors to discovering a new found joy in service, and I am look forward to growing more as SUSL!

Marissa Redding ‘22

hoosing to apply to the Service Leaders Program has been the best decision of my college career. I have made amazing lifelong friends with the fellow members. At my community partner site at the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, I have helped to plan multiple campaigns relating to youth mental health. I was honored to receive the New Project Initiative Award from the Office of Leadership and Engagement on campus for my work on the Kindness Campaign in February of 2020. SUSL has given me so many great opportunities in the past two years and I can’t wait to see what the next two bring! 

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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