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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 17, 2017. 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)

Fall/Winter 2017 (pdf)
Spring/Summer 2016 (pdf)
Fall/Winter 2016 (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)

2016 Award Winners
Brett Davidson launches a Connecticut Bail Fund to support pretrial detainees, those with no financial resources. He'll also work with Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project to help asylum seeking immigrants in Los Angeles by creating a revolving bail fund. Further, he will create Bail Zero, a national network to provide education regarding the process and to facilitate and create new funds.

Taehoon Kim created a computer and mobile phone project that improves healthcare in rural populations of the Dominican Republic. He connects patients to specialists via video conferencing and prevents 'Medication Stock-Outs' with a Restock program; thereby saving lives by having needed medications available.

Sharad Sagar founded Dexterity Global and D2C (Dexterity to College) to increase college opportunities for low-income students in underdeveloped states of India. He expects to reach one million students with his college-access preparation through the use of boot camps, fellowships, and peer mentoring.

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