Established in 1938, the $10,000 Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded each year to 35 women who are pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The award may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.


According to Zonta International: 

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. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and must not graduate before April 2018. 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. Note that previous Amelia Earhart Fellows are not eligible to apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year.

Application Deadline

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Scholarship Website

Year Available

Graduate Student

Award Amounts

$10,000 (Up to 30)

Field of Study