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Public Service Award 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.

To apply, please develop a proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations.

For more information, please review the Samuel Huntington Fund FAQs (pdf).

To Apply Please complete and mail in an application form (pdf) by January 19, 2016. Your application should also include a one-page cover sheet, proposal, budget, transcript, resume, and three letters of recommendation.

Application Form
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award Application Form (pdf)
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award Application Form (.doc)

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).

About the Award The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a one-year public service project: $7,500 is awarded at the beginning of the project; and the remaining $7,500 is awarded upon receipt of a six-month progress report.

Samuel Huntington was President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Electric System which later merged with National Grid. He was deeply interested in public service. Following his graduation from college and before attending law school, Mr. Huntington taught in Nigeria. The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award was established by his friends to allow other students to realize similar experiences and to provide public service.

For more information:
The first award was made in May, 1989—view a list of all award winners (pdf).
Samuel Huntington Fund - 20 Years of Achievement (pdf)

Spring/Summer 2015 (pdf)
Fall/Winter 2014 (pdf)
Spring/Summer 2014 (pdf)
Fall/Winter 2013 (pdf)
Spring/Summer 2013 (pdf)
Fall/Winter 2012 (pdf)
Spring/Summer 2012 (pdf)
Fall/Winter 2011 (pdf)

IRS Public Charity Determination (pdf)

2015 Award Winners Yasmine Arrington created a nonprofit entitled ScholarCHIPS (Scholarships for Children of Incarcerated Parents) to provide mentoring and financial help to high school graduates who wish to pursue a college degree. The students she aims to help have a parent or parents in prison and are position of financial hardship and bear the burden of prejudice associated with the parent's incarceration.

Shadrack Frimpong will establish and build a tuition-free Model School for Girls in Tarkwa Bremen, Ghana, where none currently exists. Using an innovative approach to female education and rural empowerment, the school will be sustained through the sale of farm products (cocoa and palm). A classroom, community library, and bio-latrine will be part of the project. Vocational skills, as well as traditional skills, will be included.

Kathyrn Amelia Watts will develop and implement a program for Ashraya Initiative for Children in Pune, India, focused on providing greater economic opportunity for the most disadvantaged families (Waghri and Sikhligar castes) through practical education and skills training.

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