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Hertz Fellowship

Up to $250,000



October 28, 2022


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About this scholarship

The Hertz Fellowship awards up to $250,000 to college seniors, first-year graduate students, or individuals in a gap year preparing to apply to graduate school, who intend to pursue a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering. To qualify, you need to be a US citizen / permanent resident and "make a moral commitment to make your skills available to the US in times of national emergency". To apply, you'll need an essay and recommendation letters.

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Only students with certain incomes and savings qualify.

Provider: Hertz Foundation

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