Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Hertz Scholarship

About the Hertz Scholarship

The Hertz Foundation supports 5 years of graduate study leading to a Ph.D. in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. The Hertz Foundation interprets “applied” as “broadly construed to mean fields of endeavor in which one applies, invents, and/or develops results from the basic physical sciences to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest.” The fellowship is intended to provide not only significant merit-based financial funding, but also an extensive scientific network to assist Fellows in their future careers.

Special Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

• are rising seniors or recent graduates applying for Ph.D. programs or graduate students already pursuing a Ph.D. (generally do not award fellowships to students who are already beyond their first year of graduate study)
• must be willing to express a moral commitment to make their skills available to the US in time of a national emergency

Student year:

Student year at time of application:  Graduate or Senior

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Hertz Scholarship application process:

The Hertz Foundation prides itself on a rigorous multi-stage interview process. Check out the video library on the Hertz Foundation website—it’s full of useful information.

Applications are due in October. Contact CFSA to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:
More Information:

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,