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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 27, 2023

Open to:  Seniors and first-year graduate students
Award Type: Academic
Area(s) of study: Applied physical, biological and engineering sciences (including applied mathematics, statistics, and computer sciences)
Award criteria: academic achievement
Award provides: Five years of full tuition equivalent and a personal stipend of up to $40,000 per year
Open to international students: No
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: No

  • Be willing to make a moral commitment to making the applicant’s skills available to the United States in time of national emergency

The Hertz Foundation supports the graduate education of students who can be expected to have the greatest impact on the application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional intelligence and creativity, commitment to the applications of the physical sciences, and extraordinary accomplishment in technical or related professional studies.

For more information:

  • Application form
  • Choice of Field and Future Expectations Essay
  • Proposed Field of Study Essay
  • Choice of Graduate School Essay
  • 4 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GRE scores


If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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