requires. The NSF technically gives out awards for dozens of majors, but if you look at the lists of winners from previous years, you'll find that most are either in the 'hard sciences' (physics, chem, bio) or in some form of engineering (mechanical, aeronautical). Application Procedure: Please submit the following materials by December 4th, 2017, using this form ; we do not accept email submissions. That said, you should still briefly mention the breadth of your research and extracurricular experiences (because those can't hurt but make sure to find one area in which you are intensely passionate about and focus hard. I spent the first page describing the first three projects, and the second page solely dedicated to describing the final and most significant one. Your interviewer will be a researcher who is most likely a former Hertz fellow.
Most of your competitors will be native English speakers who can write 'American-sounding' prose, so if you can't, then you may be at a slight disadvantage. This must be done before the application deadline of April 1, 2018. After each item has been submitted, make a note of it along with the date, so that by the final deadline, you should clearly see that all items have been submitted. Your chances might heavily depend on your major and even on your area of specialty.
In sum, there are a lot of factors that are out of your control in the fellowship application process, so don't get stressed out by any of them. I've also heard that where you are from, in terms of region of the country, also matters, because there might be some fuzzy algorithm that tries to balance out the distribution of funds to different areas of the country (so that they are not ALL. The one that best exhibits the 3 C's. The Hertz requires an extra letter, but I doubt that most students have done research for 4 different professors as undergrads, so it's okay if this last letter comes from a company supervisor, 'did well in class' professor, or whatever, just because it's unreasonable for.
Introduction, these are the 3 fellowships available for.S. Gather as much information and feedback as possible before submitting your application to give yourself the best possible shot. An electronic transcript from your current (or most recent) institution. I made it to the first-round interview and was then rejected. Your application submission should not be a brain dump. Keep in mind what the Hertz Foundation means by the application of the physical sciences (read their website again and again until you're no longer puzzled) and try to portray how your own research and interests fit this requirement. Finish your drafts early, give your friends and colleagues copies of your essays for criticisms, incorporate several rounds of feedback into your revisions, and spend lots and lots of time editing. You want them to be able to concisely argue a case for why you should receive a fellowship. This progression lends itself well to powerful, memorable transitions. Basically any science or engineering PhD student who computational and.S. Applications will be considered by a committee of BuzzFeed editors and staff writers.
TAing, tutoring, and mentoring are good examples. In other words, don't just make up some cool topic out of thin air.