The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Apply through Independent Application Process

Internal Deadline: none - see website for deadline, typically January

» Scholarship's official website


The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $30,000 stipend for a graduating college senior 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. 

To apply, develop a proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations.


All graduating students from accredited U.S. colleges are invited to apply. 

Selection Criteria

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 selection of the award recipient(s).

Application Procedure

Please complete and mail in an application form (pdf) by the deadline. Your application should also include a one-page cover sheet, proposal, budget, transcript, resume, and three letters of recommendation.