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Zonta graduate student fellowship

September 1, 2010

Zonta has issued its annual call for applicants for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.  The award is an unrestricted $10,000; 35 fellowships will be awarded this year.  Any woman studying aerospace-related sciences (yes, including planetary science) or aerospace-related engineering is eligible.   From the website:

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.

This is a long-running program supported by contributions to the Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund. Zonta has awarded 1,297 Amelia Earhart Fellowships since its inception in 1938.  Applications may be downloaded from the Zonta website and must be received by 15 November 2010.  The application does require three recommendations, so don’t delay!  For questions, please contact

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