Cambridge University Reporter

Zonta International


The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards were established in 1938 in honour of Amelia Earhart, famed pilot and member of Zonta International. The awards are granted annually to women pursuing graduate degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering.

Women of any nationality are eligible. To apply for the fellowship, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

(a) Have completed a bachelor's degree in a qualifying area of science or engineering closely related to advanced studies in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering.
(b) Demonstrate a superior academic record with evidence of potential at a recognized university or college as verified by transcripts, recommendations and acceptance or verification by an institution of higher education with accredited courses in aerospace-related studies.
(c) Provide evidence of a well-defined research program in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering as described in the application essay, research and publications. Clearly demonstrate the relationship of your research to aerospace and furnish verification of your research program through at least one of the referees providing the recommendation required with the application.
(d) By the time the fellowship grant is awarded, have completed one year of aerospace-related graduate studies at a well-recognized institution of higher education.

The scholarship award of US $6,000 may be used for tuition, books and fees, or living expenses. The award may be used at any university or college offering accredited graduate courses and degrees in aerospace studies. Awards may be renewed for an additional year by a current Fellow and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants.

All applications, recommendations, transcripts, and graduate acceptance or letter of current standing must be received or post-marked by 15 November to be considered. The most updated Amelia Earhart application (in Adobe Acrobat Reader and electronic formats) can be found on our Web Site: The application must be completed in English. In addition, international applicants must provide English translations for all non-English documents. All applicants will be notified by mid-May.

For further information please contact, Programme Co-ordinator, Zonta International Foundation, 557 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661-2206, USA (tel. (312) 930 5848; fax (312) 930 0951; e-mail: