There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Graduating college seniors can compete for a generous stipend from National Grid that will help them see a public service project through from start to finish. Students are encouraged to work alone or with an organization that is already doing service works in a particular area. For those students who want a year of experience being the boss before heading off to graduate school or the workforce, this opportunity is for you!

Scholarship: Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Awarding Organization: National Grid

Amount: $15,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: 1

Eligible Students: Graduating college seniors who want to pursue a public service project, both here and abroad

How to Apply: Complete and mail application form. Students are also required to submit the following items to support their application: a project coversheet, project proposal, proposed project budget, college transcript, resume, and three letters of reference.

Deadline: January 17th


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.