SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS

 

Zonta Club of Lockport provides several scholarships and awards each year. 

Information about the 2021 local scholarships will be updated soon. 

Please check back for updates.

Zonta International Scholarships

AMELIA EARHART FUND

 

In 1938, Zonta International established the "Amelia Earhart Fund",

a successful scholarship fund for women entering the field

of aeronautics in honor of a fellow Zontian, Amelia Earhart. 

Amelia Earhart was unfortunately lost during her global flight in 1937.

Zonta International’s Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established

in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart.

The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to

35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in

aerospace engineering and space sciences.

 

The scholarship may be used at any university or college

offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. 

Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta has awarded

1,638 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than

US$10.6 million, to 1,209 women representing 73 countries.

The Fellows have gone on to become astronauts,

aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists,

business owners, heads of companies

and even a Secretary of the US Air Force. 

 

The 2022 application will be posted in July 2021.

We will provide a link to Zonta International’s application

once it becomes available.

Photo courtesy of Zonta International

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