Apply to Hertog Programs

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The Hertog Foundation offers programs for students and professionals. College undergraduates and recent graduates (2017 or 2018) may apply to one or more of our college programs: Weekend Seminars, Political Studies, War Studies, and our Summer Courses.


  • Winter 2018 seminars & Summer Early Decision — Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Summer 2018 fellowships & courses — Monday, February 12, 2018


Please read these directions carefully. If you have other questions, check our FAQs page before contacting Hertog staff. You will be asked to fill out an online application form consisting of basic information and to upload PDF or Word files with required documents.

Submitting Your Application Form

A key part of your application is a form that captures information about you and your educational/professional background. NOTE: You can save and return to this form as many times as you need to prior to the deadline. However, in order to submit the application form you must click the SUBMIT button at the end of the form.

Uploading Required Documents

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.
  • Personal Statement: Describe your background, your intellectual interests, and your future ambitions as they relate to your preferred program(s). (1,000 words or less)
  • An academic writing sample (20 pages maximum, double-spaced)

Please name these files using your last name and the type of document (e.g., Aristotle_resume.pdf or Aristotle_stmt.pdf).

Submitting Letters of Recommendation

You will submit the name(s) and contact information for recommender(s) who will be submitting letters on your behalf. Political Studies/Summer Course applicants must submit a minimum of ONE academic letter of recommendation. War Studies applicants should submit TWO letters.

Your letter(s) should be from someone familiar with your educational accomplishments (i.e., professor, academic advisor, etc.) or your public service activities or interests (i.e., ROTC cadre, work supervisor).

Letters can be submitted with the application form OR your recommender can directly submit the letter using the following link (with your email address replacing “” at the end): Copy this link and provide it to your recommender after submitting your application.