Princeton University senior and physics major Joseph Scherrer is one of 12 college seniors and first-year graduate students nationwide to be named 2016 Hertz Fellows by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. The fellows, who were selected from more than 800 applicants, will receive a stipend and full tuition support valued at $250,000 for up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.
Scherrer, from Nashville, Tennessee, will begin pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017 after spending a year in Germany as a Fulbright Fellow. Scherrer plans to pursue a research career in biophysics and explore biological systems by harnessing his academic backgrounds in physics and engineering, and his penchant for developing technological instruments.
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The Office of International Programs, which resides within the Office of the Dean of the College, advises undergraduate students and alumni of Princeton University about fellowships, scholarships, and grants.