Hertog Foundation Weekend Seminars in Washington DC in USA 2020. (Fully-funded)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 14, 2020
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.
Not a lecture or a conference, each seminar is centred around in-depth, student-driven dialogue on a set of curated readings. Seminars typically begin on a Friday evening and conclude Sunday afternoon. In addition to providing course materials, the Hertog Foundation covers all meals and travel and lodging costs.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
They welcome applications from current undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals interested in moral, social, political, or strategic thought.
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
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.
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.
A CV OR RÉSUMÉ
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)
AN ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT
Unofficial, if current undergraduate or graduate student
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Minimum of one academic/professional letter of recommendation that specifically speaks to your background and interests as they relate to the program. Current undergraduates should submit an academic recommendation.
A WRITING SAMPLE
20 pages maximum
The Hertog Foundation provides travel, lodging, meals, and all course materials.