Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue 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. Recently, three past award recipients have won an unsolicited, prestigious McArthur "genius" grant; been named U.S. Surgeon General; and been recognized as a Forbes "30 Under 30" entrepreneur. For information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $15,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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