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Community Engagement

At Bucknell, we empower you to make a difference in the world around you by working to tackle issues affecting communities large and small, both around Lewisburg and across the globe.

Volunteer on an individual basis or with a group of friends, join one of our community-service organizations, get involved through one of our many clubs, or unite your enthusiasm for a cause with your academic interests through community-based coursework and research. In the process of engaging with the community, you'll share your talents with others and learn valuable skills for life beyond college.

Earn a $20,000 Annual Scholarship for Your Public-service Experience

The Community Engagement Scholars Program supports students who have distinguished themselves as public-service leaders in their home communities and who show promise that they'll contribute to the University's strong culture of service toward others. You can apply along with your application to Bucknell.

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The Engaged Bucknell Coordinating Council

Education at Bucknell is about doing. Programs across the University get students out of the classroom and engage with nonprofits, government agencies, farms, volunteer efforts and more — both in our local Susquehanna River Valley and around the world. The Engaged Bucknell Coordinating Council's mission is to enhance and coordinate the University's community engagement efforts, especially in the Central Susquehanna Valley communities, primarily Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. Engaged Bucknell provides the infrastructure and resources to bring together students, faculty and staff with external partners to engage communities in meaningful ways.

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