The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

What would you do with $15,000? If you’re a graduating senior with big ideas and an interest in public service, apply for the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award to fund your year-long project:

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. 

Students are encouraged to develop their own proposals for public service in the U.S. or abroad. The proposal
may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by the student alone or working
through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations.

Along with the application, please submit:

  1. A brief abstract of the proposal (no more than 100 words)
  2. Proposal in 1,000 words or less, including:
    1. Brief statement of need for the project (no more than a few sentences)
    2. Specific measurable target objectives
    3. Schedule for project tasks
    4. Sustainability of the project
  3. Budget (your application will be viewed more favorably if a significant portion of the funds are devoted to your project; award monies are not to be used for student loan repayment).
  4. Three letters of recommendation (each one-page only)
  5. Transcript (official)
  6. Résumé

Eligibility: All graduating students from accredited U.S. colleges are invited to apply by January 19, 2015.
Selection: Awards will be based on the quality of your proposal, your academic record, and other personal achievements.
Semi-finalists will be personally interviewed prior to selection of the award recipient(s).