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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend for students of the applied sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the participating schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among participating schools.

Fellows must attend one of the Foundation's currently participating schools, or must petition the Foundation to include a school in the United States that he/she desires to attend. Please note that Drexel is not currently a participating school.

Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency (see their Moral Commitment section).

College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

Last updated: June 2019

Fields of Study:

  • Aeronautics/Astronautics; Applied Math and Statistics; Applied Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Computer Science & Engineering; Earth and Geo Sciences; Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Nuclear Engineering; Materials Science; Quantitative Biology and Bio-Engineering


  • United States

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Research
  • Study


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • 2-5 years


  • October 

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Post UG
  • Graduate


  • $34,000 - $40,000