Eligible Women Encouraged To Apply For Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Image Credit: Zonta International Foundation

Image Credit: Zonta International Foundation

October 11, 2016 – Women in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering may be eligible for the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship. Applications for the 2017 Fellowships are due on November 15, 2016.

The US$10,000 Fellowship, established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, is awarded annually to 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. It may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

Since the program’s inception, Zonta has awarded 1,508 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$9.3 million, to 1,079 women representing 70 countries. Past Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, and Secretary of the U.S. Air Force.

Click here to download the application and find out more about the requirements.