Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta International has awarded 1,573 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than $10 million USD, to 1,144 women representing 73 countries.

To assist the future of women in this field and other aerospace-related sciences and engineering, Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938 in honor of legendary pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. Today, the Fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded annually to up to 30 talented women, pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering around the globe.

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 and encouraged to apply. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship.

 fellowships are made possible through generous donations from individuals and clubs to the Zonta International Foundation.


District 4 is honoured to have Emily Rae Gleeson as a 2018 Amelia Earhart Fellow Scholar.

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