J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund Prize for Public Service

Deadline: April
Website: Link
Disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Social Sciences
Years: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student

The J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund is a prize, typically up to two thousand dollars awarded annually based on need, to one or more college or university students in the United States involved in public service. The award enables students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given to applicants who have already identified a position or project, but who require additional funds.

Since 1984, we have made over 250 awards to students engaged in public service work. 

Specific Eligibility Criteria

Only those applicants satisfying the following criteria will be considered:

  • undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited US college or university (including students who would be utilizing funds immediately after graduation);
  • seeking support for an internship or project in public service — domestic or international;
  • demonstrated commitment to public service — past, present and/or future;
  • financial need will be taken into consideration.