Zonta Presents Amelia Earhart Fellowships to 30 Women

The organization has awarded more than $10.3 million in fellowships.

Zonta Presents Amelia Earhart Fellowships to 30 Women
These are a few of the women who were awarded Zonta fellowships.Zonta International

Zonta International is a global organization empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The organization recently awarded 30 women from 15 countries its prestigious Amelia Earhart Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Zonta awards these fellowships annually. Since 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,603 Amelia Earhart Fellowships totaling more than US$10.3 million, to 1,174 women from 73 countries. Applications for next year must be received at Zonta no later than November 15, 2019.

The group of 30, chosen from 175 applicants worldwide, exhibited the most promise in advancing aerospace research where Zonta says women make up only 25 percent of the total workforce. Zonta encourages women to explore occupations beyond those traditionally held by females. That’s where the annual Amelia Earhart Fellowship awards are valuable to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering. This year’s winners hail from a number of universities in the United States, such as Texas A&M University, the University of Colorado, the University of Texas, Princeton University and the University of Maryland. International winners are enrolled in schools in Germany, France, Scotland and Italy.