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Host a Huskie Service Scholars team and engage with the community

January 5, 2017

Note:  The application deadline has been extended to Monday, February 6th.

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is currently accepting campus site supervisor applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline for site supervisors is Tuesday, Jan. 31, by 11:59 p.m.


The HSS program is for new freshman and transfer students to engage in weekly service activities on-campus and in the DeKalb community. It is specifically geared towards first-generation or Pell grant eligible undergraduate students.

Students receive a $1,200 tuition waiver through NIU’s Scholarship Office after successful completion of the program. Service to the campus partner is a regular commitment that students make each week. Hours in office is dependent upon the office’s needs and the student’s availability.

The service projects that students engage in should help them to understand and contribute to the mission of their site, allow the student to interact with faculty, staff and students across campus, and challenge students to use critical thinking skills. In return, campus partners provide students with projects and tasks that are within their interest range and help them to practice and develop the skills they need within their major. In the past, the scholars in the program have assisted offices in a variety of ways, including programming prep work, data collection, tabling events and volunteer projects put on by the respective campus partners. In addition, students propose a yearlong service-learning project related to their campus site that they present at the Community Engagement Showcase at the end of the program.  

Participation in HSS helps students to grow and expand their knowledge on how they can serve their community and enhance their education through real-world experiences.

Please register to become a site supervisor at the following link:

If you are interested in becoming a site supervisor and have questions, please contact the OSEEL office at [email protected] or call 815-753-8154.