Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

About the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides $15,000 stipends for graduating college seniors 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. The award is not intended to help individuals in need of financial assistance or college tuition.

First presented in 1989, the award has provided 77 outstanding young people the opportunity to bring their extraordinary spirit of public service to reality. Recipients of the award include McArthur “Geniuses”, a former U.S. Surgeon General, Forbes 30 Under 30 Honorees, Queen of England’s Young Leaders and BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women of 2018. There may be up to three recipients of the award each year.

Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award application process:

Start by reviewing scholarship website for information on the application process, eligibility requirements and timeline and to determine if this is a good fit for your academic goals.

Application components include:
– a brief abstract of the proposal (no more than 100 words)
– proposal in 1,000 words or less
– budget (your application will be viewed more favorably if a significant portion of the funds is devoted to your project; award monies not to be used for student loan repayment).
– three letters of recommendation (each one-page only)
– transcript (official)
– resume

Application deadline is in mid-January.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email: More Information:

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,