Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is intended to provide an opportunity for a graduating college senior to undertake a one-year public service project anywhere in the world immediately following graduation. The award is not intended to help individuals in need of financial assistance or college tuition. 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.
Awards will be based on the quality of the applicant’s proposal, the applicant’s academic record, and other personal achievements.
The applicant must be a graduating student from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education.
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a one-year public service project: $5,000 is awarded at the beginning of the project; and the remaining $5,000 is awarded upon receipt of a six-month progress report.
Projects should be planned for one year.