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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships


Deadline: October 31, 2014

Important Notes: Fellows must attend one of the Foundation's tenable schools, or must petition the Foundation to include a school that he/she desires to attend.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency (see the Moral Commitment section on the web). College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

Description: The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship Award, which is based on merit (not need) consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools.

A successful Hertz applicant has the choice of two Fellowship options:

  1. Five-year Hertz: $31,000/9-month personal stipend, full tuition equivalent paid for student (renewable annually for up to 5 years)
  2. Five-year Coordinated Hertz: Two years of $36,000/9-month personal stipend, and full tuition equivalent paid for student;
  3. THEN $5,000 per year supplemental stipend from Hertz, and requires awardee to accept a 3-year Fellowship from another source

Send applications to: the Office of Special Scholarship Programs will assist students who would like to apply for this fellowship. Please contact Beth Powers if interested.


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