The Amelia Earhart Fellowship of $10,000, is awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, and may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees.
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.
Since the program’s inception, Zonta has awarded 1,403 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling $8.3 million, to women from 68 countries.