National deadline: October 24, 2018 (11:59 p.m. PST)
References deadline: October 26, 2018
- Seniors, first-year graduate students
- U.S. citizens, permanent residents
- Moral commitment
- Pursuit of a PhD degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences at a participating Hertz university.
Award Summary: Each October, the Hertz Foundation selects about 140 students of exceptional creativity from more than 750 applicants. Almost all candidates are either seniors or first-year graduate students with plans for graduate study in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering. The Hertz award, merit-based, consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. Hertz Fellows have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice of participating school. Hertz also provides mentorship and counsel through a lifelong community of peers.
Application process: via Hertz Foundation website leading to an Embark online application system.
- Online application form
- Personal essay
- Recommendations (4)
- GRE scores
- Unofficial transcripts
Faculty representative: Keith Raether