The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award invests in talented young people who work to improve the lives of others. The award provides seed money to enable graduating college seniors to pursue social entrepreneurial projects. Since 1989 the 80 recipients of Huntington Public Service Awards have initiated and implemented projects benefiting tens of thousands of people across the globe.
We favor projects that have the potential to be sustainable, and therefore many of the projects initiated by past award recipients continue to benefit people today. For example, single young mothers in Ethiopia are being trained in practical and entrepreneurial skills so that they can start businesses to support themselves and their children. Patients in rural areas of the Dominican Republic have improved access to medical specialists and prescription drugs, and the children of incarcerated parents in Washington, DC are receiving mentoring and financial help so that they may attend college. Other projects are highlighted elsewhere on our web page.
We would like to grant up to three additional Huntington Public Service Awards in the coming year. We do not receive any government funding. Our awards are funded through the generosity of donors. We would appreciate your help. Please make a tax-deductible on-line contribution. It will change lives for the better.