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J. W. Saxe Memorial Fund

The J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund is a prize, 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.

Applicant must have demonstrated commitment to public service - past, present and/or future.

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • United States

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Service


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident
  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • Short term (less than one year)


  • April 1 

Special Considerations:

  • Extreme financial need

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Post UG
  • Graduate


  • Up to $2,000