Samuel Huntington Public Service Awards

Samuel Huntington Public Service Awards

Am I Eligible?

Only graduating seniors are permitted to apply. You must have a proposal for an activity that furthers the public good, either in the U.S. or abroad. The activity can be pursued by the student alone or working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. 

What Will I Receive?

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides $10,000 for a one-year public service project:  $5,000 is awarded at the start of the project; and the remaining $5,000 is awarded upon receipt of a six-month progress report.


How Do I Apply?

Application materials are available online, at the website listed above.  Along with the completed application form, students are required to submit:

  1.        A one-page cover sheet which sets forth the following:
    a.       Brief statement of need for the project (no more than a few sentences)
    b.       Brief project description
    c.       Specific measurable target objectives
    d.       Schedule for project tasks
  2. Proposal in 1,000 words or less
  3. Budget
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Transcript
  6. Resume


See program website for details.

Additional Information:

Applicants will be notified in April whether they have been chosen to be interviewed as semi-finalists; awards will be given shortly after the interviews. 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 their selection for the Award. Examples of successful proposals are available on the program website.  60-80 students apply per year, and 1-2 awards are given.

Faculty Contact:

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel