Scholarships for Nigerian students to study abroad and in Nigeria 2019-2020

Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering 2020

Globally, women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. In an effort to carry out its mission that women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Ea... read more

The Zonta International offers Amelia Earhart PhD Research fellowship for women of any nationality in Aerospace-related Sciences and Aerospace-related Engineering at any University or College offering Accredited Degrees.

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Aim and Benefits

  1. Fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded annually
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

List of Courses for PhD/Doctoral Scholarship


Requirements for PhD/Doctoral Scholarship Qualification

Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering are eligible.

  1. Students must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and completed at least one year of that program or have received a master’s degree in an aerospace-applied field at the time the application is submitted.
  2. Applicants must not graduate from their Ph.D. or doctoral program before April 2020.
  3. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship.
  4. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowship.
  5. Note that previous Amelia Earhart Fellows are not eligible to apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year

Interview date, Process and Venue

The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews the applications and recommends recipients to the Zonta International Board. All applicants are evaluated on the criteria stated in the requirements section of the application. All details of the evaluations are kept confidential; evaluations are not disclosed to applicants. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April 2019.


Application Deadline

November 15, 2019 .


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Zonta International Foundation on zontainternational.awardspring.com to apply

You may download a PDF version of the application, but please note this is for preparation purposes only. Hard copy and email applications will not be submitted. You must complete your application using the online form

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