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Financial Aid & Scholarships Office

Scholarship Resources Office, University of Colorado Denver

Hertz Scholarship

Hertz Scholarship
The Hertz Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization which provides fellowships tenable at over 40 universities for graduate work leading to award of the PhD degree in applications of the physical sciences.
Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship. Between 15 and 20 fellowships are awarded each year.
Focus- The Hertz Foundation provides merit-based fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.
Eligibility- 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.  College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as first-year graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

Option 1 - Five Year Hertz
·         $31,000/ 9-month personal stipend*
·         Full tuition equivalent
·         Renewable for up to 5 years
Option 2 - Five-Year Coordinated
·         Hertz Period - Two Years
·         $36,000/ 9-month personal stipend*
·         Full tuition equivalent
Other Fellowship Period - Up to Three Years
·         $5,000/ year supplemental stipend* from Hertz
·         Requires Awardee to accept a 3-year Fellowship from another source

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