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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 18, 2014. 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 2013 Newsletter (pdf)
Fall/Winter 2012 Newsletter (pdf)
Spring/Summer 2012 Newsletter (pdf)
Fall/Winter 2011 Newsletter (pdf)

2013 Award Winners Alex Freid created Trash 2 Treasure (T2T) to reduce waste on a college campus, a program he will now take nationwide. The program collects reusable items from college seniors and resells them to incoming students; thus saving students and parents many dollars, as well as saving an average of 35 tons of waste per year from the local landfill.

Mahmud Johnson returns to Liberia with the “I Teach I Learn” project to provide SAT instruction and application support to U.S. colleges for gifted youth in Monrovia, Liberia. The project will help them acquire grants and scholarships for college with the condition that a student will commit to return to Liberia with his/her knowledge and give back to the community.

Bentrice Jusu brings “Both Hands, the Artlet” to Trenton, New Jersey as an after school and summer program for teens to become engaged in activities using art as a tool for personal and community development. Disengaged youth from the streets will be actively recruited by mentors. Bentrice says “poetry and art saved my life.” She now plans to “save” others with her creative plans.

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