National Grid is now accepting applications for the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award. All graduating students from accredited U.S. colleges are invited to participate in this competition. Students are encouraged to develop their own proposals for public service in the U.S. or abroad.
The Award will provide a $15,000 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.
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Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Open to all graduating students
- Applicants should be from accredited U.S. colleges.
How to Apply & Competition Rules:
To apply, the applicants must download the application form and submit to The Samuel Huntington Fund
Attn: Amy Stacy National Grid, 40 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA 02451, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students are encouraged to develop their own proposals for public service in the U.S. or abroad.
- The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good.
- It can be undertaken by the student alone or working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations
- Along with the application, submit:
- A brief abstract of the proposal (no more than 100 words)
- The proposal in 1,000 words or less, including:
- A brief statement of the need for the project (no more than a few sentences)
- Specific measurable target objectives
- Schedule for project tasks
- Sustainability of the project
- 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) 6. Résumé
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides $15,000 for a one-year public service project:
- $7,500 is awarded at the start of the project, and
- $7,500 awarded upon receipt of a six-month progress report.
The application must be postmarked by January 18, 2019.