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Samuel Huntington Public Service Award


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Graduated Students

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About This Scholarship

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is a prestigious and highly competitive annual award that is given to graduating college seniors in the United States who have demonstrated a commitment to public service. The award is named after Samuel Huntington, a political scientist and former president of the American Political Science Association.

The award is administered by the National Grid Foundation and provides a $15,000 stipend for the awardee to participate in a public service project of their choosing anywhere in the world. The project must be focused on addressing a specific social or environmental problem and must be at least one year in duration.

The selection process for the award is highly competitive and includes a written application, letters of recommendation, and a personal interview. Awardees are chosen based on their academic and leadership achievements, as well as their passion for public service and the potential impact of their proposed project.

Eligibility Criteria For Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is a national award that supports graduating college seniors who are committed to pursuing a career in public service. The eligibility criteria for the award are as follows:

  • U.S. Citizen: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Graduating senior: Applicants must be graduating seniors at a U.S. accredited college or university.
  • Public service proposal: Applicants must submit a proposal for a one-year public service project, which may be undertaken in the U.S. or abroad. The project must be designed to help address a significant societal problem and must be focused on improving the lives of others.
  • Financial need: Applicants must demonstrate significant financial need in order to carry out their public service project.
  • Academic record: Applicants must have a strong academic record, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Leadership and community involvement: Applicants must demonstrate leadership skills and a commitment to community involvement.

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