Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Aerospace Science, Zonta International, USA

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Today, women remain a distinct minority in science and engineering, representing approximately 10 percent of professionals in these fields. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe. Amelia Earhart Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.

Zonta International

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

Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible. 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. Current fellows may apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and will not graduate before April 2015.

The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews the applications and recommends recipients to the Zonta International Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.

Applications for the 2014 Fellowships must be received or post-marked by 15 November 2013 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays will not be considered. For questions, please contact

Amelia Earhart Fellowships are made possible by generous contributions to the Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund.

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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

6 comments on “Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Aerospace Science, Zonta International, USA

  1. hi,i’m kiki.where can i get more information about this scholarship?how can i get it?i really want to get it.i want to choose university in usa.but im not from poor family.please help me

  2. Hello Amelia, I’m 21yr old boy who has completed a three year course in Electrical Engineering after my high school programme. I have much interest in Robotic Engineering field and in addition to the knowledge i have in the Electrical field, i have been able to build my own homemade robot using components from dumped electronic devices or systems. I really have the photo of that robot which can prove what am saying. My goal is to study in any institution in the US that offers Electronic or Robotic Engineering as a course because i really love these fields but the problem now is the finance to take me through the traveling and the studies process. In Ghana, where nobody requires robotic or electronic Engineers in their service, its very difficult to obtain an aid from people or cooperative bodies who can send you to the US to study such a programme. I really need help and want to start schooling again. Thank you very much and hope to hear from you. +233241873409…

  3. Hi, im ulfa. Im student right now. What should i do to get that? Is that same like NASA? Can i study there? I really want to go there!

  4. Hello, my name is Mella. I’m 16th. I’m an high school student of a Flight Vocational School in Avionic Electric. I’m really interested for this schoolarship. Where I can apply for this schoolarship?
    If there any of you has more information about this schoolarship or everything about Aviation and Flight..
    Please contact me on: & @Mellacancerin on twitter. Thankyouu


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