The Hertz Foundation Selects 50 Finalists for 2012-2013 Hertz Fellowship

February 9, 2012

The Hertz Foundation Selects 50 Finalists for 2012-2013 Hertz Fellowship

Supporting Gifted Young Leaders in Applied Sciences and Engineering

Livermore, CA – February 9, 2012 – The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has announced its finalists for the 2012-2013 Hertz Fellowship. Fifty are chosen from over 600  applicants. From these, 15 will be selected to receive the Hertz Fellowship and new Fellows will be announced by April 1st. Considered to be the nation’s most generous support for graduate education in the applied sciences and engineering, the Hertz Fellowship is valued at more than $250,000 per student, with support lasting up to five years.

 “We are pleased to make this announcement,” stated Dr. Jay Davis, Hertz Foundation President. “With such an outstanding field of applicants, it was quite challenging to select only 50 finalists.” The highly competitive selection process includes a comprehensive written application, four references, and two rounds of technical interviews by recognized leaders in applied science and engineering.

For nearly a half century, the Hertz Foundation has fostered the scientific and engineering strength of the Nation by finding the best and brightest from those disciplines. Fellows have the freedom to innovate in their doctoral studies without research or university restrictions. In the past ten years, with Foundation support, Hertz Fellows have built a community in which all ages gather together, inspire one another and collaborate for innovation that further augments the powerful contribution they bring to society.

“Our aim is to eventually fund the nation’s top one percent,” stated Dr. Davis. “We invest in young people who will solve our most daunting problems and we welcome new participants who want to see their philanthropic investment make this profound impact.”

2012-2013 Finalists List