Amelia Earhart Fellowship
The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards were established in 1938 in honor of Amelia Earhart, famed pilot and member of Zonta International. The awards are granted annually to women pursuing graduate degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. The fellowship of $10,000 may be used at any University or, college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees. Students must be registered in a Ph.D./Doctoral program when the funds are awarded. Current fellows must apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants.
Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering are eligible. Students must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and completed at least one year of that program or have received a master’s degree in an aerospace-applied field at the time the application is submitted. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowship.
The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews the applications and recommends recipients to the Zonta International Board. All applicants are evaluated on the criteria stated in the requirements section of the application. All details of the evaluations are kept confidential; evaluations are not disclosed to applicants. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.
Additional information and applications are available on Zonta International’s website.