Thiel Fellowship 2012 [Closed]
OrganizerThiel Fellowship(Research Organisation)
Deadline: December 31, 2011
Eligibility Undergrad Level,Grad Level
Type of Opportunity Scholarship/FellowshipTags
Published OnDecember 10, 2011
Fellowship 2011 Results:
The 2011 class of Thiel Fellows includes 24 people who are tackling breakthroughs in hardware and robotics, making energy plentiful, making markets more effective, challenging the notion that there is only one way to get an education, and extending the human lifespan. Several of them have already launched companies, secured financing, and won prestigious awards. As they're demonstrating, you don't need college to invent the future.
If you're under twenty and love science or technology, I hope you'll consider joining our 2012 class of fellows. Go to the given website and apply to change the world. There's no cost to apply, and we're accepting applications through December 31. Fellows will be appointed this spring and begin two-year fellowships this summer.
If you're twenty or over, I have a different request. Think of the smartest, most creative person you know who's 19 or younger. Sit down and talk with that person about her or his goals and interests. For some people, such as future doctors, the time and cost of four years of college may be worth it. But for those who plan to invent things or start companies, starting now may make more sense. If your friend is interested, you might suggest pursuing an innovation or applying to the Thiel Fellowship.
Millions of people enjoy a higher quality of life because smart people like Steve Jobs, Muriel Siebert, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Zuckerberg, and hundreds of others skipped college to start a project that couldn't wait.