Applications are now open for Fully Funded Hertog Foundation Weekend Seminar 2020 USA. Moreover, Hertog Weekend Seminars provide undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals with the rare opportunity to engage in high-level intellectual discussion and debate on the most influential works in political thought and the most pressing policy issues facing the United States with renowned scholars, leading experts, and a community of peers from across the country.
Moreover, not a lecture or a conference, each seminar is centered around in-depth, student-driven dialogue on a set of curated readings. Seminars typically begin on a Friday evening and conclude Sunday afternoon.
- This is a fully-funded event
- In addition to providing course materials, the Hertog Foundation covers all meals and travel and lodging costs.
- Open to undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals
- Applicants must be under the age of 35
- It is not necessary for applicants to be U.S. citizens, nor to study in the US
- Similarly, International applicants should be highly proficient in the English language,
- Also, All application materials, including essays and academic writing samples, must be in English
Admission is extremely competitive, and every year they decline admission to many highly qualified applicants simply due to lack of space. A typical competitive applicant will have:
- For undergraduates, a GPA > 3.5
- Strong letter(s) of recommendation from a professor or another individual who is in a position to comment on the applicant’s academic or professional qualifications
- Similarly, a statement of purpose that tells us how the applicant’s interests and ambitions relate to the preferred program. The statement of purpose is very important and deserves careful attention.
- Also, a writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s powers of analysis and independent thought, and not only their ability to do scholarly research or comment on a text.
How to apply for the Hertog Foundation Weekend Seminar 2020 USA?
All applicants apply online through the official website. Also, they must fill out an online application form consisting of basic information and to upload PDF or Word files.
To complete your application, you will need to submit the following documents (PDF preferred, .doc also accepted) :
- CV or résumé
- Unofficial academic transcript from all colleges or universities that you have attended (required only for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students).
- A statement of purpose: Describe the political questions you find most interesting, your future ambitions, and how these relate to your preferred program(s). (1,000 words or less)
- A writing sample (20 pages maximum)
- A headshot (.jpg )