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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, 2015. 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 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)

2014 Award Winners Alexander Epsteinwill continue to expand his Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC) community gardening in vacant lots in Philly and roof tops in New York City. Alex's model empowers inner city youth and community members to transform blighted landscapes into models of urban resiliency, grow organic produce for local families and restaurants, and generate capital to provide jobs and finance the expansion of the PUC network.

Lonnie Hackett will return to the N'gombe District of Lusaka, Zambia where he plans to launch an innovative model of school-based health service and health education. His program will provide vulnerable children with medical services and information required for good health. The project aims to lessen the burden of disease in N'gombe and enable the children to lead healthier lives.

Michael Long will expand his SailFuture Program currently based in Sarasota, Florida to other Florida locations. Michael's program pairs college age mentors with kids just out of the court system and teaches them to sail with the goal of preventing recidivism. The program is designed to foster confidence and create resiliency. Mentors also work with their mentees on homework, test prep, and life skills.

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